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Daily Bible Study March 14, 2002
Scripture and Commentary
1 Timothy 6 (NIV)
3 If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not
agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,
20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your
care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is
2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
14 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before
God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those
*King James: Study to show yourself approved unto God ...
2 Timothy 3 (NIV)
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and
have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned
| These scriptures on the left point
out our need to study the Bible for ourselves. They warn us about
teaching false doctrines. We must study to know the truth.
We, too, need to guard what has been entrusted to our care. This
means praying as well as studying, because we don't want to get into controversies
and quarrels about words.
When we find ourselves disagreeing with a brother, we need to study ourselves, not to prove a point, but to find out the truth.
If a brother or sister comes with a different point of view, we need to read the scriptures they quote and let the scriptures flow over us. We need to sense the meaning. When a fellow-believer disagrees with us, then maybe God is asking us to take a closer look.
From the International Bible Society comes this passage for today:
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved
by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being
hated and hating one another.
|Scripture is taken from the New International Version of the Bible. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with other versions also.||This commentary is copyright Rick Galbraith, March 13, 2002. It is my "daily devotions," my own study of the Scriptures, and you are invited to share it with me.|