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Guard the deposit by avoiding pointless babble.
1 Timothy 6:20-21
The rich must be ready to share rather than hoping in their riches.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Do not fall prey to world desire, but keep the commandment unstained by pursuing righteousness.
1 Timothy 6:11-16
Godliness is the true gain, because we gain God.
1 Timothy 6:3-10
Honor the elders, who are an example for the flock even when they fall.
1 Timothy 5:17-25
Pair compassion with wisdom when caring for widows in the church.
1 Timothy 1:1-6:21
Honor all people, take care of your family, and support those who are truly widows.
1 Timothy 5:1-8
Save your hearers by practicing godliness.
1 Timothy 4:12-16
Train yourself for godliness rather than wasting your life.
1 Timothy 4:7-11
We should thank God for everything good that he has made for us.
1 Timothy 4:1-6
Christ is the source of the church's godliness.
1 Timothy 3:14-16
Deacons who serve well can be confident in their faith in Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 3:8-13
What kind of men ought to be tasked for caring for the bride of Christ?
1 Timothy 3:1-7
How men and women both lives godly lives in the church.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
The holy and dignified lives of the saints show the world the loveliness of our God.
1 Timothy 2:1-15
False stewardship of the church is blasphemy against God.
1 Timothy 1:18-20
The grace of Christ equips us to proclaim his mercy to the world by our lives.
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Knowing how to correctly use the law prevents us from swerving from the faith.
1 Timothy 1:3-11
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Honor for God's Sake
1 Timothy 1:1-6:21
Honor those in authority over you for the sake of the name of God.
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Published February 6th, 2017
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1 Timothy 6:1-2
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6 1 o Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants 1 regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, p so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. 2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are q brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. False Teachers and True Contentment r Teach and urge these things.
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6 1 Ὅσοι εἰσὶν ὑπὸ ζυγὸν δοῦλοι, τοὺς ἰδίους δεσπότας πάσης τιμῆς ἀξίους ἡγείσθωσαν, ἵνα μὴ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἡ διδασκαλία βλασφημῆται. 2 οἱ δὲ πιστοὺς ἔχοντες δεσπότας μὴ καταφρονείτωσαν, ὅτι ἀδελφοί εἰσιν, ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον δουλευέτωσαν, ὅτι πιστοί εἰσιν καὶ ἀγαπητοὶ οἱ τῆς εὐεργεσίας ἀντιλαμβανόμενοι. Ταῦτα δίδασκε καὶ παρακάλει.
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Ὅσοι εἰσὶν ὑπὸ ζυγὸν δοῦλοι, τοὺς ἰδίους δεσπότας πάσης τιμῆς ἀξίους ἡγείσθωσαν,
o Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants 1 regard their own masters as worthy of all honor,
ἵνα μὴ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἡ διδασκαλία βλασφημῆται.
p so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.
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οἱ δὲ πιστοὺς ἔχοντες δεσπότας μὴ καταφρονείτωσαν,
Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful
ὅτι ἀδελφοί εἰσιν,
on the ground that they are q brothers;
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ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον δουλευέτωσαν,
rather they must serve all the better
ὅτι πιστοί εἰσιν καὶ ἀγαπητοὶ οἱ τῆς εὐεργεσίας ἀντιλαμβανόμενοι.
since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.
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Ταῦτα δίδασκε καὶ παρακάλει.
r Teach and urge these things.
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Like some of his other letters, Paul includes a short section on “bondservants.” While in the Roman empire this was not the same as the modern version of slavery that we are more familiar with from the recent history of the Western world, this was still an undesirable and difficult situation. A bondservant may have been paid, and even may have sold themselves into slavery to pay off a debt, but there is no denying that they were under their masters in a way much more oppressive than the modern employee-employer relationship. The harshness of the relationship may be signaled by the use of the word “yoke” in 6:1. Paul’s instructions to these bondservants are not inapplicable to us today, however. These bondservants were to honor their masters, being respectful whether or not their masters were believers. Why? So that the name of God wouldn’t be reviled! This is the same word for blasphemy from 2:13 and 2:20. If a bondservant professed Christ as his Lord and Savior, his life was a living testimony to Christ. This is also true of every relationship we find ourselves in today. If we profess Christ, we must witness to the satisfying goodness of Christ with our lives even when our circumstances are unfair or people do evil to us (Matt. 5:11-13; 1 Peter 3:14-17).
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