Be sure to have faith and a good conscience

1 Timothy Bible Background

10.21.2018 – New Testament: 1Ti 1.18–19

To read the Bible in a year, read First Timothy 1 on October 21, In the year of our Lord Christ 2018

By Don Ruhl

Paul encouraged Timothy to wage the good warfare, but to do so he needed to have a couple of things on his side:

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck… (1 Timothy 1.18–19).

How can you wage the good warfare if you do not have faith and you do not have a good conscience? You can’t. Therefore, live a clean life and put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Questions:

  • Are you fighting the good warfare?
  • Do you know what it is?

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