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)”

Cut and Polish

As a stone fabricator, I have the privilege of transforming raw stone into not only beautiful, but useful creations.  These creations include granite, quartz, and other stone countertops, back splashes, etc.  How are these gorgeous products made? The easy answer: Cut and polish! There is generally a very large slab of stone that is theContinue reading “Cut and Polish”

Ephesians 1:1-14 (KJV)

*Follow along in a Bible to see the verses 1:1- “Paul” is the first word of every epistle he authored. Often, Paul defended his position of apostleship early in the majority of his epistles. Here in this epistle, the pattern is reciprocated.  The pattern is of particular importance because of the constant scrutiny of falseContinue reading “Ephesians 1:1-14 (KJV)”