Encouragement and warnings for believers.
Grace be with you. Amen.
1. What does Paul say about those who teach a different doctrine?
v 4 he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,
2. What does Paul say is great gain and why?
v 6 to 8 ... godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can’t carry anything out. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.
3. What advice does Paul give to disciples who have become rich?
v 17 to 19 Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be arrogant, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to share; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold of eternal life.
- v 1 and 2 Slaves and servants should honour their masters and be godly examples. Those who have believing masters should serve them well for their benefit
- v 3 to 5 Teachers of false doctrines should be avoided
- 6 to 10 Be content with what you have. The desire to be rich and love of money can lead to problems
- v 11 to 16 Hold on to your faith and keep the commandments until Jesus Christ appears
- v 17 to 21 Timothy is to encourage those who are rich to hope in God and be willing to share their wealth for their eternal good. He is to hold fast to his faith and not follow false teaching