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6:3 If any man teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words.(words
that produce good and are
the words of our Lord Emmanuel
the Christ and to the doctrine
which is according to godliness;
6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting
about questions and strifes of words, whereof comes envy,
1Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings
of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain
is godliness, from such withdraw yourself.
verse above).of men of corrupt.(comprised
from two original words meaning 'accuse so as to put you down' and 'destroy';
a keeping you down by blaming you; more on keeping you down).minds.(a
corrupt mind is one of low consciousness acting selfishly and at disadvantage
to others).and destitute
of the truth, supposing.that
must be doing alright because things are going well financially:.Ecclesiasted
Notes: 'Judging the consistency
of any course by its tendency
to promote outward prosperity'; taking the Old Testament maxims
to use for gain and teaching their unfounded
application in New
Testament times, such as Malachi
3:7-10; Amos 2:6-8, from
such withdraw yourself.
6:6 But godliness with contentment
is great gain.
6:7 For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can
carry nothing out.
6:8 And having food and raiment
let us be therewith.content.
6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare
and into many foolish and hurtful
lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.(Hebrews
6:10 For the love of money.(the
love of money is covetousness;
when you love something it is a great concern to you).is
the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from
the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
6:11 But you, O man of God, flee.(get
away from).these things and
follow after righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
in the original 'to endeavor',
'to put forth effort':.1Corinthians
9:24-27; 2Timothy 4:7,8).the
good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto you are also called.(why
1:9).and have professed
a good profession before many witnesses.(what
fight of faith means to keep in your heart that it's the faith
of Christ that is powerful and one does this by having the mind on
that whenever one feels that his or her faith is lacking; it always is,
but never His.
6:13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who quickens.(word
means 'makes alive', 'brings about' in the original).all
things and before Christ Emmanuel, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed
a good confession.(the
of Emmanuel was always impeccable:.John
13:15; Matthew 5:48; 1Peter
6:14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable,
until the appearing of our Lord.Emmanuel
back then expected an imminent
return of He whom they saw leave Earth
to again be in the spiritual realm
we call 'heaven'. But when then is His
6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only
Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords;
6:16 Who only has immortality.(means
that without the Creator there would be immortality,
no eternal life, for all eternal
life is in the
oneness God is; when you're in God you have immortality),
dwelling in the light.(original
Greek is 'phos' which means 'to make manifest especially by rays' and to
'make known one's thoughts' and 'to bring forth into the
light').which no man can
approach unto; whom no
man has seen, nor can see; to whom be honour and power everlasting.
Commentary: the "Who only"
refers to the oneness. Those in the oneness of God also have immortality:1Corinthians
15:53,54; 2Timothy 1:10. The
word here for immortality properly means in the original 'exemption from
death' and seems to mean that God in his own nature, enjoys a perfect
and certain exemption from death and of course that is true as He has it
by his very nature. Creatures have immortality only as they derive it from
him, from being in Christ.
It is one of the essential attributes of his being, that he will always
exist and that death is out
of the realm of God:.John
5:26 "The Father has life in himself..."
5:11 "And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life
and this life is in his Son."
6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world.(James
5:1), that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain
riches, but in the living God.(*),
us richly all things to enjoy.(John
10:10; 3John 1:2; Luke
you don't feel rich in all areas of life, something is wrong and can be
fixed. I mean if God is active in a person, then are you less than God?.(*).Why
would anyone then not be rich as God is? God wants that for you, so let's
get you on that pathway of continuous joy from now on and without downsides
you may have been used to. The reason why anyone is not as rich as God,
is because they don't know about the gift God gave them to use. They haven't
been awakened to it, nor shown how to use it to bring them all they want.
Many, many others throughout history and increasing numbers of people today
were able to discover, in various ways, this gift that really opens up
God to a person (Acts 3:26), as it did
to Job (Job 42:10), Nebuchadnezzar
(Daniel 4:36) and so many others, as
discussed in a free book
from Bob Proctor. God knocks on all our doors many
times daily, but we avoid letting God in and that's to our detriment.
can we do about this conundrum?
6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute,
willing to communicate.
The word 'gives'
in the original is 'to put forth in front of us', that is, the things or
the tools to use in bringing
the rich life to you.
'a partner in sharing, inclined to make others sharers in one's possessions,
inclined to impart, free in giving, liberal'.
6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against.(toward).the
time to come.(original
for 'the time to come' is 'caring about'), that they may
lay hold on eternal life.
in yourselves a good foundation
by caring about the things toward eternal life':.1Peter
6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding
profane and vain babblings and oppositions of science falsely so called.
Or, 'lay a
strong spiritual foundation down, one based on love, because this will
allow you to continue on the pathway toward spiritual maturity':.Ephesians
6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be
with thee. Amen.
first book of Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest
city of Phrygia Pacatiana.
New Testament book is 2Timothy