1 Timothy 4-6
Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
These chapters from Paul’s first letter to Timothy talk about how people should act towards others as Christians. These include actions such as helping other Christians stop their sinning and keep their faith and providing for and helping take care of relatives and others who do not have someone to help take care of them. 1 Timothy 6 then describes how, as Christians, we are able to find true contentment by relying on God to provide for us and being happy with what we have in life.
What is one key verse?
1 Timothy 4:6 “If you lay all these instructions before the brethren, you will be a worthy steward and a good minister of Christ Jesus, ever nourishing your own self on the truths of the faith and of the good [Christian] instruction which you have closely followed.”
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
Reading these chapters helped me to start thinking more of how to look outwards on paying more attention to what others are going through and how God is calling upon me to help, while at the same time, not worrying about what I have and don’t have.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
I will start paying more attention to what others may be going through in their lives and if possible, how I am able to help them potentially get through a difficult time, through prayer and anything else that they may need.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
1 Timothy 6:8 talks about how we can be content with just food and clothing, which made me think of how throughout the Gospels, Jesus refers to His body as the Bread of Life and that those who drink from the living water will have the Holy Spirit with them in life, and I see this as the best way to live with contentment in your life, since by following Jesus and His teachings, we are able to have a relationship with God, and be more at peace.