1 Timothy 6:21 - Priorities in Relationships.
1 Timothy 6:21: Priorities in Relationships.
1 Timothy 6:21 (NIRV) Some people believe them. By doing that
they have wandered away from the faith. May God's grace be with you.
1 Timothy 6:21 (NLT) Some people have wandered from the faith by
following such foolishness. May Gods grace be with you all.
1 Timothy 6:21 (MSG) People caught up in a lot of talk can miss
the whole point of faith. Overwhelming grace keep you!
1 Timothy 6:21 (TLB) Some of these people have missed the most
important thing in life - they dont know God. May Gods mercy be upon
you. Sincerely, Paul
The book of 1 Timothy provides guiding principles for local
churches, including rules for public worship and qualifications for elders
(overseers, pastors), deacons, and special church workers (widows). Paul
tells the church leaders to correct incorrect doctrine and to deal
lovingly and fairly with all people in the church. The church is not
organized simply for the sake of organization but so that Christ can be
honored and glorified. While studying these guidelines, don't lose sight
of what is most important in the life of the church - knowing God,
working together in loving harmony, and taking God's Good News to the
world. [Life Application SB]
The key to a friendship with God is deciding whose friendship
you want most.
You dont have time for everybody to be your friend.
Youve got to decide who you want most to be your best friend.
The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:21, Some of these people
have missed the most important thing in life - they dont know
They know all the baseball scores. They know the stock market
quotes. They know the top 10 songs. They know whos in and whos out
in every soap opera. But they dont know God. They missed the
most important thing in life!
If youre not a friend of God, it means you care about
something else more. James 4:4 says, You should know that loving the
world is the same as hating God. Anyone who wants to be a friend of
the world becomes Gods enemy (NCV).
When James writes, loving the world, he means loving
the value system of the world. God wants you to love people, but
that doesnt mean you have to love the worlds value system. We
get so caught up in the distractions of life that we tend to do just
the opposite. We love the worlds value system, but then we
dont love people. We love materialism. We love pleasure. We love
popularity. We love prestige. We love passion, possessions, and position.
But God loves people, and he wants us to love them too. One
way we show our love to others is to show an interest in their
interests. In other words, what is important to you becomes important to me
(always within the context of biblical truth).
If youre going to be a friend of God, then youve got to
care about what he cares about and stop caring about the things he
doesnt care about. God doesnt care about your image. Hes not
interested in your status. Hes interested in your character - not how
you look but who you are. An essential step toward friendship with
God means choosing to value what God values. [Daily Devotional by
Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/]
Given Pauls concern about false teachings in Ephesus, it is
not surprising that he concludes with a final word of warning about
them (compare 1:3"11; 4:1"5, 7; 6:3"19) In ancient times,
to be given someones treasured possession for safe-keeping was a
sacred trust. Paul urges Timothy to be just as careful with regard to
the truth with which he has been entrusted, [Andrews SB]
Some foolish people listen to unproved theories and believe them
instead of God's Word. A good passage in the Bible for them to read is 1
Corinthians 1:19-31. [New Pilgrim SB]
Many people have abandoned the Christian faith during the two
thousand years since Christ because of various compromises with
evolution. This is still happening today, as many Christian colleges,
seminaries, and entire denominations are teaching theistic evolution (or its
semantic variant, progressive creation) to their future leaders. This
will inevitably degenerate - as it always has in the past - into
atheism, humanism or pantheism, unless they come back to the Bible and
true Christianity soon. [Defenders SB]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON KNOWING GOD
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best]
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: