1 Timothy 5:14-25 (KJV)

5:14-16 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieveContinue reading “1 Timothy 5:14-25 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 5:1-13 (KJV)

5:1-3 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. Honour widows that are widows indeed. Chapter 5 and 6 are a shift from qualifications of Christian leadership and more so towards pressing matters within theContinue reading “1 Timothy 5:1-13 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)

4:7-9 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. There is a compellingContinue reading “1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 4:1-6 (KJV)

4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received withContinue reading “1 Timothy 4:1-6 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 3:8-16 (KJV)

3:8-10 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. The word “likewise” places deacons in aContinue reading “1 Timothy 3:8-16 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV)

3:1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. In introducing this “true” or “trustworthy” saying, we have to consider aspects of the office of bishop [spiritual overseer] coming into play.  The first is that a man is desiring an office of action andContinue reading “1 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 2:7-15 (KJV)

2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. As Paul often does, he plays into his authority and unique position within the Body of Christ as a preacher and an apostle. These two positions shouldContinue reading “1 Timothy 2:7-15 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 2:1-6 (KJV)

2:1-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God ourContinue reading “1 Timothy 2:1-6 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 1:16-20 (KJV)

1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Paul continues his form of testimony began in verse 12 with the transition term, alla. In English, “howbeit” is a very suitableContinue reading “1 Timothy 1:16-20 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 1:8-15 (KJV)

1:8-10 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of  fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers,Continue reading “1 Timothy 1:8-15 (KJV)”