by Stephen Whitney

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Series: I Timothy
Stephen Whitney
I Timothy 5:1-8

After David killed Goliath and the nation of Israel was free from the threat of the Philistines the women celebrated his victory with a song Saul has slain his thousands and David his tens of thousands.
The result was that Saul became very jealous of David believing that David wanted to become king. Two times he tried to kill David by throwing his spear at him, but each time David escaped.

Because Saul couldn't kill David he decided to make him one
of his army commanders over a thousand soldiers so that he wouldn't have to be around David or even see him.

In I Samuel 18:14 we read of David's reaction to Saul's attitude. David behaved wisely in all his ways and the Lord was with him.
Proverbs 10:19 He who restrains his lips is wise.
A person who is wise knows what to say and when to speak so
his words are heard and carry weight which results in respect.

David responded with a godly attitude by respecting Saul's position as king even though Saul didn't act godly toward him.
He respected Saul because of his position, not his character.
The result was that the Lord gave David success in every military
campaign so he became the most successful commander in Israel.

Matthew Henry wrote, "Wisdom makes the face to shine and commands respect." God blesses our respect for authority.
Relationships are built on the respect you have for another person. Without respect for the individual there can be no real relationship.

Reason for writing 3:15
Paul wrote so Timothy would know how one ought to behave
in the household of God, which is the church of the living God.

He wanted to encourage Timothy as pastor and to instruct him to how to minister to people in a way that would truly honor God.
Here Paul gives Timothy practical advice about dealing with different groups of individuals within the church.
Men :1
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