Guard what has been committed to you

1 Timothy Bible Background

10.26.2018 – New Testament: 1Ti 6.20–21

To read the Bible in a year, read First Timothy 6 on October 26, In the year of our Lord Christ 2018

By Don Ruhl

Paul ended his first letter to Timothy with a strong encouragement, and if he accepted that encouragement it would keep him from staying from the faith:

O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding 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).

Just because something is called knowledge does not make it so. If by professing that alleged knowledge one goes astray concerning the faith, then it truly was not the kind of knowledge that we need.

Therefore, even as Timothy had to guard what had been committed to him, so we need to guard that same thing that has been committed to us.


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