O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoid the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge-by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:20-21 NKJV
Paul made a commitment to pass on to Timothy all that was entrusted to Him. What did the Lord entrust to Paul? What is passing on to Timothy? Paul is entrusting Timothy with the Gospel, the good news that God sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world to save us.
Jesus sacrificed His life so we could live in intimate relationship with Him. So we could receive the love of God the Father and return His love. God raised His Son from the grave as evidence the Father accepted the sacrifice of Jesus as payment for our sin.
Paul is instructing Timothy to hold fast to the truth that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. He is the Son of God. He is God. All people who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Paul tells Timothy God called Him to be a minister of reconciliation. Paul is reminding Timothy our relationship with God is not based on anything we do. It is based on what God has already done!
Paul tells Timothy to keep the main thing the main thing. Not to get caught up in arguments over non essential issues. Paul tells Timothy to remember we are not starting a new religion.
The world already has enough religion. Our relationship with God should be viewed more as a love story than as a religious system!
God is speaking the same words to you. Jesus did not sacrifice His life so you could practice a religious system. God is calling you to live out your life as a love song to Him. God is calling you to lead other people to Jesus!
There are people who know about God but do not have a relationship with Him. They can talk about the love of God but have never experienced His love. There are people who can teach the bible forward and backwards but it does not impact their lives.
God wants you to live in a loving relationship with Him. He desires your love more than any other thing in heaven above or on the earth below. God wants you to love Him with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your strength.
Jesus wants to work in you and through you to will and to do of His good pleasure!
God wants you to stay focused on Jesus Christ. Don’t argue over unimportant issues. Jesus wants you to be a minister of reconciliation between Him and His people. Jesus wants to restore everyone to a loving relationship with Him!
Guard what was committed to you. Profess your faith in Jesus Christ to everyone you meet!
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