August 20, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for 1 Timothy 4-6
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Commentary: Paul continues giving instructions to Timothy, which are instructions for all believers. Paul warns against legalism, taught by false teachers. Age does not denote wisdom, rather wisdom comes with spiritual development. No matter where we are or what we are doing, we are representing Christ. Paul’s personal note to Timothy is not an encouragement to believers to drink! It is likely a reminder to Timothy to not conform to legalism and sacrifice his health. We, unfortunately, live in a world that is not run by Christian values, yet we must live it in without conforming.
Focus Verses:4:7-10 What is Paul saying in these verses? How can this be applied to your own life? How does it already apply?