1 Tim 6:4 …but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words,
As I got up this morning, my pc had updated and rebooted overnight. I signed in and opened my browser, which opened my start pages, including Facebook. I saw a discussion over a Christian principle and read a few of the comments. It reminded me of today’s verse, in which I only gave a part. The entire verse says ” If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.” 1 Tim 6:3-5 I do not argue the word of God. He did not call me to argue or dispute His word but to preach and teach it. Christian arguing over minor things does nothing to bring the lost to Christ. Paul said, “And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Cor 2:1-2 This is what others must hear from our lips – Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
The Law of Moses seems like it is quite restrictive but it only is restrictive when it comes to sin. For instance God said in the Law, “Of all the marine animals, these are ones you may use for food. You may eat anything from the water if it has both fins and scales, whether taken from salt water or from streams. But you must never eat animals from the sea or from rivers that do not have both fins and scales.” Lev 11:9-10 Continue reading →
I got up late this morning and had to repost a previous Morning Thought.
I remember in high school that we had to do some weight training. Everyone got a turn at bench pressing; some were able to push up 200 lbs. while others only managed 90 lbs. I found myself somewhere in between lifting around 130 lbs. Continue reading →
I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. Continue reading →
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity. 1 Tim 5:1-2
I got to thinking about some people that have made a difference in my life. I’ve mentioned before my grandmother Swanson and Aunt Sarah, but they are both family.
Looking outside the family I can remember Jerry Welch. Continue reading →
There are several places in the Bible where the phrase “what do you want me to do” appears. Most of them involve that ability to see.
In Matthew 20:32, Mark 10:51 and Luke 18:41, Jesus asked the question, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The response was “Lord, that our eyes may be opened”, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight”, and “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”Continue reading →
It seems like I’ve been watching political ads and rhetoric for the last two years.
But now it’s over! What has been done is done. There is no turning back – only moving forward.
You may be happy today or you may not. You may be optimistic about America’s future or you may be pessimistic about things. Continue reading →
1) What problem did Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and General George Patton have in common?
2) What was the first living creature ever ejected from a supersonic aircraft?
3) What did Hyman Lipman do in 1858 that made life easier for students? Continue reading →