Entries by suzie

Saturday 10 February, 2018

I like how Paul mentions the faith of Timothy’s grandmother that was passed on to his mother and then on to Timothy. I share the same birthday as my grandmother, although she had died before I was born. Sharing a birthday with my grandmother has always felt like a special bond with her to me, […]

Friday 9 February, 2018

The world would say “You are number one. Spoil yourself. Pursue fame and fortune.” But God says “Run from the love of money and pursue righteousness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.” I think this is about our focus in life. It does not mean that we cannot have nice things in this world, but that […]

Thursday 8 February, 2018

Verse 10 says that some people wander from true faith, because of their craving for money. ‘They pierce themselves with many sorrows’. Paul reminds Timothy to keep teaching the wholesome teachings of The Lord Jesus Christ, because they promote a Godly life. There are others at this time who are promoting their own interpretations of […]

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

No-one can hide their character from God; however, it can remain unknown to others. Why do some people who live sinful lives, appear to be blessed, and others who live honourably for God, do not appear blessed? Those that live open sinful lives, generally in time, their lifestyle will show they will end up eating […]

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

I love that God gives us instructions. He doesn’t just tell us what to do – He tells us how He wants us to do it. How well He knows us! So well we are reminded of the manner in which we are to undertake these instructions. God is the God of details. We don’t […]

Monday 5 February, 2018

Paul is giving Timothy some very specific instructions in how to administer his church. Good advice for Timothy, but what is in this passage for me? There seems to be a theme of responsibility running through it: families take responsibility for their relatives; and the whole church takes responsibility to care for those widows who […]

Sunday 4 February, 2018

The thing that strikes me about this passage is God’s care for us and in particular for those who are most vulnerable. He has placed us in families for a reason, to care, provide and support one another. We are fortunate enough to live in a time and country where the government can provide (to […]

Saturday 3 February, 2018

The adage “Respect your elders” comes to mind when I read these verses. I have had the great honour and sometimes challenging responsibility of working in aged care and with people who would be classed as being “older,” so I have had plenty of opportunity to reflect on how and why we are called to […]

Friday 2 February, 2018

Here is a passage of Scripture that is both encouraging and challenging to young people. Firstly, Paul clearly tells all Christians not to discount a believer because of their young age. In fact, the youth are called to step up and be an example to all in the following areas; speech, conduct, faith, love and […]

Thursday 1 February, 2018

If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed (1 Timothy 4:6). When Paul calls Timothy a good minister of Christ Jesus, He is telling Timothy to be a […]