The Big Read – Daily Read
1 Timothy 6:3-10
v3-5: “When people are not content with the words of the Lord Jesus Christ” and the teaching that makes people godly, “but are determined to make up their own ideas and impose them on others… they sow the seeds of all trouble in the church,” because “when people leave the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, they will never agree on other words, either their own or other people’s, but will constantly wrangle and quarrel about them.” Watch out for those make Christ’s teaching “the subject of conflict, dispute, and controversy.”
v6-8: Godliness means being “content with what God has assigned” for us, knowing that this is best for us in the circumstance we find ourselves in. “If God gives us the necessary supports of life, we should be content with them, even if we do not have its fancy trimmings or delights.”
v9-10: “Those who set their hearts on the wealth of this world and are determined to get it… who put their happiness in worldly wealth, who seek it excessively” are in danger of falling into spiritual ruin and destruction. “Greedy people will abandon the faith if that is the way to obtain money.”
Devotional notes adapted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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