1 Timothy 1:5 –Posturing Yourself to Teach Truth

Join us in the Project 345 reading plan as we read through the New Testament.

Context: Paul is instructing Timothy to urge a group of people in Ephesus not to teach different doctrine.

1 Timothy 1:5 “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”

Observations: The aim (telos – goal, desired outcome) of our teaching should be love (agape).  Teaching love comes from: 1. A pure heart, 2. A good conscience, and 3. A sincere faith.  He will go on to say: “Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions” (vv.6-7).

Application:  Through the work of the Holy Spirit, I must maintain a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith, if I am going to teach truth in love.  My personal position before God must come before I try to instruct others.  Know it and live it.

Do you have, through the work of the Holy Spirit, a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith?

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