THE CHALLENGE TO COMMITMENT
I Timothy 6:11-16, 20-21
May 17, 1992
INTRODUCTION: It is in this text that we find a contrast to the
preceding verses. Paul is reminding young Timothy that if these
scriptural admonitions are obeyed, it would assure him success
in his life's ministry and a continued testimony as a "man of
God." This text is also a reminder that God concerns Himself in
your personal life; both in private and in public. Note the
I. FLEE. v.11a
"but thou" - contrast between
Timothy and the false teachers. They were men of
the world, but
he was a "man of God."
"O man of God" - not an official
designation, but a spiritual
characterization; as one who
believes on Him, belongs to Him,
behaves like Him.
"flee" - (6:5) "withdraw thyself";
these things - v.4-5.
Flee anything that hinders the
Christian progress or lowers the
Christian standard. Does not
refer to literal running, but to
separating yourself from the sins
of the false teachers.
EXAMPLE: Joseph and Potiphar's wife
Genesis 39:12, "And she caught him
by his garment, saying, Lie with me:
and he left his garment in her
hand, and fled, and got out."
Where can we run?
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