5. I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.

6. This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.

7. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

2 Timothy 1:5–7 NLT

There’s a lot to unpack in the three Verses that comprise Today’s Passage, so I’ll just dive right in. This Passage continues…


3. Timothy, I thank God for you — the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.

4. I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.

2 Timothy 1:3–4 NLT

Today’s Passage is a brief one that on its surface seems innocuous, however, if you look more closely there are several important and impactful items within that can help build a picture of Paul’s situation and his relationship…


1. This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I have been sent out to tell others about the life he has promised through faith in Christ Jesus.

2. I am writing to Timothy, my dear son. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.

2 Timothy 1:1–2 NLT

As we begin a new Book, I think it would do us well to take a moment before we delve too deeply into it, to look at the circumstances surrounding the writing of this…


20. O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid irreverent, empty chatter and the opposing arguments of so-called “knowledge,”

21. which some have professed and thus swerved away from the faith. Grace be with you all.

1 Timothy 6:20–21 NLT

Today’s passage brings us to the end of yet another Book and as we’ve seen throughout Paul’s first Letter to Timothy, he ends as he began, with still more Lessons for him to remember. …


17. Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.

18. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

19. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.

1 Timothy 6:17–19 NLT

As…


13. And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate,

14. that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.

15For, At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords.

16. He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye…


11. But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

12. Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:11–12 NLT

As we near the conclusion of the Book of 1 Timothy, Paul offers his final admonitions to his young protégé as it comes to the Traits and Standards expected of those in positions of Christian Leadership. …


10. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

1 Timothy 6:10 NLT

In Today’s Passage, Paul concludes his discussion on money and he wraps up his lesson with the Why. He’s told Timothy To Be Content with what he has, You Can’t Take It With You, Be Satisfied with Food and Clothing, and Those That Seek Riches Are in Danger of Falling Into the Snares of Temptation and Destruction.

Now, he tells him why money is so…


9. But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.

1 Timothy 6:9 NLT

In today’s Passage, we are continuing on with Paul’s instructions and admonitions to Timothy as it comes to money and Christian Leadership. He has told him to be content with what he has and that we can’t take anything out of this life, just like we don’t bring anything in. …


7. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.

8. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.

1 Timothy 6:7–8 NLT

Today’s passage continues Paul’s teachings to Timothy about the Traits and Standards of a Christian Leader as it comes to money. Yesterday we covered Contentment and Godliness, and today in Verses 7 & 8, Paul gives Timothy the Philosophy and Theology behind the Doctrine he is instructing him in.

Given the prevailing attitude in America today in respect…

Chris Reid

A lifelong poet and lyricist, and aspiring novelist, who’s taken to heart the old adage, “Only what you do for Christ shall last.”

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