Re: Verse reading–1 Timothy 6:3-19 (day five)
11 But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
Do you get tired of constantly being reminded or repeatedly urged and encouraged about things you already believe or understand? Most of the time my response is a dismissing “I Know, I Know!!” Paul reminds Timothy of “trustworthy sayings”. He urges remembering doctrinal truths. Over and over, he calls for Timothy to teach these same things to believers in Ephesus. Why? Paul knows the human heart. He knows that the human heart is wired to pursue. It’s just often we pursue the wrong things. Sometimes we pursue the right things but for wrong reasons. So, maybe if we frequently made (sang) honest confessions and earnest pleas, the Spirit would give our hearts needed “course corrections”.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above