The Big Read – Daily Read
1 Timothy 6:11-16
v11: The way we protect ourselves “against the love of the world” is by following what is good.
v12: The Christian life is a battle, “a good fight,” against our corruption, temptations, and opposition from the powers of darkness.
v13-14: God “sees what we are and what we do.” Those set apart to serve as a pastor are to “fulfil the work of his ministry” and “conduct himself in his ministry in such a way that he will not lay himself open to any blame.” They are to do so in view of Christ’s second coming, when they, along with all who follow Christ must “give an account of the talents we have been entrusted with.”
v15-16: “Let us… love, adore and praise the great God.” He alone is “the only Ruler who is absolute, sovereign… infinitely happy… King of kings and Lord of lords.” Sin is a great evil, “since it is committed against such a God.” What wonder it is that God would take notice of us and seek us and be pleased to bring us to heaven.
Devotional notes adapted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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