Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Active commands found I Timothy

Keep in mind, that the epistles to Timothy were to a specific pastor, in a certain place, at a particular time. Therefore, many of the commands are to particular groups of people (pastors, widows, deacons' wives, servants, etc.) and are not for all people everywhere to obey. That being said, we can all learn from these commands and if you happen to fall into one of the unique groups, the command is indeed still for you today!
1. War a good warfare. (1:18)
2. Hold faith, and a good conscience. (1:19)
3. Make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (2:1-2)
4. Men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. (2:8)
5. Women adorn yourselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. (2:9-10)
6. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. (2:11)
7. A bishop must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. (3:2-7)
8. Deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. The husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. (3:1-10, 12)
9. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. (3:11)
10. Refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. (4:7)
11. Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (4:12)
12. Give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. (4:13)
13. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them. (4:16)
14. Honour widows that are widows indeed. (5:3)
15. If any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents. (5:4)
16. Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. (5:9-10)
17. The younger widows refuse. (5:11)
18. Let the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. (5:14)
19. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged. (5:16)
20. Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
21. Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. (5:19)
22. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. (5:20)
23. Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. (5:22)
24. Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour. (6:1)
25. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. (6:2)
26. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; from such withdraw thyself. (6:3, 5)
27. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (6:8)
28. Man of God, flee these things [love of riches]; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. (6:11)
29. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. (6:12)
30. Keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: (6:14)
31. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. (6:17-19)
32. Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called. (6:20)

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