The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. – 1 Timothy 1:5-7
Just because someone speaks confidently doesn’t mean that what they are saying is Scriptural true. Paul is warning Timothy to watch out for this danger, which is as real today as it was back then. In a day of sound bites, it is every believer’s responsibility to not allow personality to cloud the reality of the Bible. This is not to become mean spirited critics ourselves. Our goal is that the faith would be known for a lifestyle of purity, no hidden agendas, and what is truly and deeply felt. When this happens we see God’s love exhibited.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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