Trivial or Edifying Pursuits

Thursday, June 6, 2012

1 Timothy 1—2

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Beneath the issues this letter addresses to a church of a particular time and place, an atmosphere flows into our own day. The words breathe the air of that peace which comes when a person’s life is centered upon the Lord. All pursuits are trivial if they lack the energy that comes from total immersion into Jesus.

Catch the joy of Paul as he offers words of encouragement to Timothy and to us. Feel yourself released from the tense bonds of disputes that often go nowhere but into greater triviality.

Make an inventory of your pursuits, ranking them according to whether they are trivial or edifying. Place everything you do into the hands of the Lord, asking Jesus to give you back only those pursuits that build up Christ’s sacred body.


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Love coming from a pure heart 1:5
Grace of God overflowing 1:14
Jesus came to save sinners. 1:15
Life of godliness and peace 2:2
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