There are people that teach from God’s Word rightly and others that take the scriptures out of context. The reason that these things happen is that we have two kinds of people in this world. One that is led by the Holy Spirit and others that are led by their own thoughts and others ideas. Because we have men and women that are spreading false teachings, there are now many false doctrines in churches. Some of these teachings Paul mentioned, of which one of them was the importance of keeping track of 1“endless genealogies”. Doing such things he said would 1“minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith.” For example, the Mormons do this, in order to keep track of every person that has ever died, in order to do baptisms for the dead for them. Not only are they keeping genealogies that are not right before God, but they have twisted the scriptures about baptisms for the dead and now practice it in their man made Temples. These types of false practices and beliefs and created because we have people that desire 1“to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.” And again, this is because the Lord is not with them when they are making doctrines out of their own thoughts and scriptures that are in line with their thinking. These false prophets and teachers truly do not have a right to do what they do, but they continue to do so for their own vain glory, even though lives are at stake. Truly, millions of people are now on a path of destruction and even hell because of these evil men and women. They have come and infiltrated the church by and large, therefore we need to be in God’s Word and in prayer continually that we are not deceived.
When it comes to knowing what God’s law is and supposed to do for a person we go to God’s Word, for the teaching. We don’t just make guesses or add to it like some do. For this reason, Paul made it easy for us to understand, as he was led by the Spirit. It is a good thing for us to pay close attention to what he said here. He said, 1“we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.” As you can see here, God’s commands are for everyone that is living in sin and need repentance. Truly, the law is good and not made for the righteous but made for the sinners of this world, in order to point them back to God. It is for this reason that 1“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” 1“For this cause I obtained mercy” when I confessed my sins to the Lord. He came to me that He 1“might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.” How amazing it is that that Jesus loves us so much as to die for us. Please know that the gospel message is that He died for our sins and was resurrected the third day. This is what we ought to teach and share by the power of the Holy Spirit. In so doing, we will be used by God to teach His Words, that people may know God’s true laws. I pray that you will be aligned with God and His Word, the Bible, that you may know the truth.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, my God, I am so grateful to know You better each day. It is truly a blessing to have Your words in the Bible for me to abide in. Every one of us are sinners and need Your law, in order to point us back to You. Truly, it is easy to get lost in this world as evil is made to appear as good and what is good is frowned upon by this generation. If we went by what the average person says, we’d be led astray and not even know You or what is right. This is because their hearts are far from You and Your words are not in their hearts. Instead, their opinions trump what You’ve already taught us in scripture and new doctrines come out that lead people astray. This is so sad to see but also so true. I do not wish people in the faith to be led out and unto false doctrines, but I also cannot convince everyone to search the Bible daily and pray often. This I need the people to do on their own. And I know that the only way that this can happen is if they align themselves with Your Word. Then, will they be led out of darkness and into Your light. And as Your presence comes over them, will they understand the truth and be set free from every false teaching and doctrine of this world. This I pray Lord that people’s hearts will open up to You , understand Your laws, repent of their sins, and abide in them. I know that we are safe when we do what You say. This is true love when we keep Your commandments Lord. I know this to be true for it brings me great joy. I love You so much God. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
11 Timothy 1 (KJV)
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
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