Tuesday, July 20, 2010

On Guard!

Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith.

Grace be with you.

1 Timothy 6:20-21


There are some people that are what Daniela and I call "conversation enders".  They do not engage in conversation, not because it is a controversial topic or lacks debate fodder.  No… they just end it abruptly.


Paul is by no means a conversation ender, but he sure does end it abruptly here.  It is almost as if he gave his full speech, said what he needed to say and stepped off the platform. 


Paul tells his protégé to guard what has been entrusted to your care. You know… it's not just your money that Jesus sees as stewardship.  It's your time, your family, your career and THE DOCTRINE you have learned.  Are you guarding yourself from false teaching?


This is not easy is it?  No wonder Paul adds: Grace be with you.

No comments: