Monthly Archives: June 2012

Morning Devotion – 1 Timothy 5:19-21

Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.  Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.  I charge you, in the sight of God … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion – 1Timothy 5:17-18

The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.  For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion – 1 Timothy 5:11-15

As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry. Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.  Besides, … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion – 1 Timothy 5:9-10

No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion – 1 Timothy 5:5-7

The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.  But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion – 1 Timothy 5:2

…older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. (1 Timothy 5:2) Today’s passage is a continuation of Paul’s earlier direction: “Treat younger men as brothers…”  These instructions regarding women are particularly important because Timothy is a young … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion – 1 Timothy 5:1

Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, (1 Timothy 5:1) Timothy had been charged with the task of refuting false teachers and guarding the doctrinal purity of … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion – 1 Timothy 4:13-16

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be … Continue reading

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Morning Devotion – 1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12) Sometimes a bigger context helps us see things … Continue reading

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