Monday, February 27, 2012

the twisted hunger for power...

February 27, 2012
1 Timothy 1:6-8
V 8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses us lawfully

Paul was informing Timothy of some of the things he might encounter in Ephesus. One of those things, of course, was false teachers. These teachers weren’t concerned with anyone’s salvation, lest of all their own. Instead, what ruled their hearts was a selfish desire to be important and right. To accomplish this goal they twisted God’s word to make it fit their purposes. They took what is good and right for instruction and used it to make them seem important. Power is a dangerous thing for anyone; once you have some you want more and more. Your power and the importance of your name become your focus. Paul’s advice to Timothy was to remind him that God’s word is good and useful because it “reflects” God’s will for us as Christians; he reminded Timothy that the law will show them their sin. 

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