12. i. The word "aeons" was probably not used in the technical sense of the latter Gnostics as yet; but "the only wise God" ( 1 Timothy 1:17 ), by anticipation, confutes the subsequently adopted notions in the Gnostics' own phraseology. c. If there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine: The implication is that in Ephesus, the church existed in a culture marked by these sins listed in verses 9 and 10 and those teaching false doctrine in some way allowed or promoted this sinful lifestyle. 8. Perhaps the endless genealogies had to do with Gnostic-type theories of “emanations” from God. The reason why the ten commandments have no power to condemn the Christian, is not that they have no authority over him, but because Christ has fulfilled them as our surety ( Romans 10:4 ). A consuming interest in these kinds of things will crowd out godly edification which is in faith. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. There must be a conflict with corruption, and temptations, and the powers of darkness. With these words, Paul gave Timothy another reason to remain in Ephesus. Whatever it was, God wanted Timothy to draw strength from it in his present difficulty. Faith is like a very precious liquor; a good conscience is the clean, pure glass that contains it [BENGEL]. Our mind is always prone to dwell on our own worthiness and, as soon as our unworthiness becomes apparent, our confidence fails. In his commentary on 1 Timothy, John Calvin explained some reasons why people are so quick to receive an accusation against a pastor when perhaps they should not: “The more sincerely any pastor strives to further Christ’s kingdom, the more he is loaded with spite, the more fierce do the attacks upon him become. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. The same expression occurs in the doxology, probably written long after the Epistle itself [ALFORD] ( Romans 16:26 ). charge" ( 1 Timothy 1:3 ), is here given, if not formally, at least substantially. according to--in pursuance of; in consonance with. He who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men (1 Corinthians 14:3). for ever, &c.--See note, above. The positive ground of mercy being shown to him, lies solely in the compassion of God ( Titus 3:5 ). God will allow us to be in difficult situations. with faith--accompanied with faith, the opposite of "unbelief" ( 1 Timothy 1:13 ). That the ethical character of faith is emphasized, appears from the numerous expressions regarding the false teachers, as 1 Timothy 1:19; 1 Timothy 4:1; 1 Timothy 5:8, 1 Timothy 5:12; 1 Timothy 6:10, 1 Timothy 6:21. “This, indeed, was a very horrible part of Saul’s sinfulness. Which some having rejected: Some have rejected these weapons; specifically, Paul speaks of rejecting the faith; those who reject what Jesus and the apostles taught are headed for ruin (shipwreck). putting me into--rather as in 1 Thessalonians 5:9 , "appointing me (in His sovereign purposes of grace) unto the ministry" ( Acts 20:24 ). Timothy Charged to Oppose False Teachers. SUPPORT MINISTRY. You had better offend a king than one of the Lord’s little ones” (Spurgeon). You can also change some of your preferences. "Profane, and old wives' fables" ( 1 Timothy 4:7 , 2 Timothy 4:4 ). Why not you?” (Spurgeon). Many people wait to be faithful. To destroy their bodies was bad enough, but to destroy their souls too-to compel them to blaspheme, to speak evil of that name which they confessed to be their joy and their hope, surely that was the worst form that even persecution could assume. out of--springing as from a fountain. Timothy had to stand firm against difficult people and charge some that they teach no other doctrine. ii. Contrast 1 Timothy 4:2 , Titus 1:15 ; compare Acts 23:1 . blaspheme--the name of God and Christ, by doings and teachings unworthy of their Christian profession ( Romans 2:23 Romans 2:24 , 2:7 ). Holding--Keeping hold of "faith" and "good conscience" ( 1 Timothy 1:5 ); not "putting the latter away" as "some." iii. 1 Timothy 1, The Bible Study New Testament, This commentary, one of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, takes one through the New Testament verse by verse. We can’t simply act as if every Christian does what God wants them to and stays faithful to the gospel. Though he might assume an authority to command him, yet for love’s sake he chose rather to beseech him. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. was exceeding abundant--Greek, "superabounded." Faith and a good conscience: These are essential when battling for the Lord. This gave Timothy still another reason to remain in Ephesus. Commentaries. 1st Timothy: An Epistle of Paul. I cannot think with BIRKS, that this verse is compatible with his theory, that Paul did not actually visit Ephesus, though in its immediate neighborhood (compare 1 Timothy 3:14 , 4:13 ). 9. law is not made for a righteous man--not for one standing by faith in the righteousness of Christ put on him for justification,and imparted inwardly by the Spirit for sanctification. These prophecies are extremely manipulative, because they are awkward to speak against. Ancient Jewish writings have been discovered which dig into the most complex genealogies, connecting them with wild speculations about spiritual mysteries. “There is a peculiar affectionate earnestness in this use of the personal name, here and in the conclusion of the letter” (White). Man is by nature "without strength" ( Romans 5:6 ). The term, "blessed," indicates at once immortality and supreme happiness. This threefold relation to God, to one's neighbor, and to one's self, occurs often in this Epistle ( 1 Timothy 1:5 1 Timothy 1:9 1 Timothy 1:14 , Titus 2:12 ). committed to my trust--Translate as in the Greek order, which brings into prominent emphasis Paul, "committed in trust to me"; in contrast to the kind of law-teaching which they (who had no Gospel commission), the false teachers, assumed to themselves ( 1 Timothy 1:8 , Titus 1:3 ). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. In Galatians 6:16 , "peace and mercy" occur. iv. But there is a great difference between his honest zeal for the law, and a wilful striving against the Spirit of God ( Matthew 12:24-32 Luke 11:52 ) [WIESINGER]. 17. The supremely blessed One is He from whom all blessedness flows. "Vain jangling" ( 1 Timothy 1:6 1 Timothy 1:7 ) of would-be "teachers of the law." This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare. Brother, there is no reason why, if you have gone very far in sin, you should not go equally far in usefulness.” (Spurgeon). It may or may not be presented as an announcement of the future. On the phrase, The law is not made for a righteous person, Clarke observed that the word for made “Refers to the custom of writing laws on boards, and hanging them up in public places within reach of every man, that they might be read by all; thus all would see against whom the law lay.”. "It is not in my own strength that I bring this doctrine to men, but as strengthened and nerved by Him who saved me" [THEODORET]. Salem Media Group. i. b. He resumes the subject begun at 1 Timothy 1:3 . The sinful actions described in verses 9 and 10 are contrary to sound doctrine. Resources. b. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners: Jesus came to save sinners, not those living under the illusion of their own righteousness. I am--not merely, "I was chief" ( 1 Corinthians 15:9 , Ephesians 3:8 ; compare Luke 18:13 ). We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. i. One cannot be on friendly terms with it and with sin at one and the same time. If a church were to place an ad in a newspaper inviting applications for church leadership positions, what might it include? Young people promised teen success and stardom through prophecy were left picking up the pieces of their shattered hopes because God had apparently gone back on His promises. fables--legends about the origin and propagation of angels, such as the false teachers taught at … Timothy wasn’t to present the option of correct doctrine to these some in Ephesus. He genuinely felt his sins made him more accountable before God than others. unholy and profane--those inwardly impure, and those deserving exclusion from the outward participation in services of the sanctuary; sinners against the third and fourth commandments. a. Compare similar prophecies as to others: Acts 13:1-3 , in connection with laying on of hands; Acts 11:28 , Acts 21:10 Acts 21:11 ; compare 1 Corinthians 12:10 , 14:1 , Ephesians 4:11 . This great God was worthy of Timothy’s sacrifice and could empower his service in Ephesus. iii. If there is any other thing: “For the apostle took no delight to mention more of this cursed crew; but leaves them to the law to handle and hamper them, as unruly beasts, dogs, lions, leopards, are chained and caged up that they may not do mischief” (Clarke). "One not forensically amenable to the law" [ALFORD]. Translate as Greek, "Faithful is the saying." They flocked to the prophecy conferences that had begun to spring up everywhere. This should come during the Christian dispensation, for those are called the latter days. So, the prophecies Timothy had received before might have been predictive of his future ministry, or may have not been. It was more that they tended to get carried away by emphasizing the wrong things. The job was to make sure that correct doctrine was taught in Ephesus. Still I agree with BENGEL that "blasphemer" is against God, "persecutor," against holy men, and "insolently injurious" includes, with the idea of injuring others, that of insolent "uppishness" [DONALDSON] in relation to one's self. The thought of eternity (terrible as it is to unbelievers) is delightful to those assured of grace ( 1 Timothy 1:16 ) [BENGEL]. manslayers--sinners against the sixth commandment. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. The punishment was a removal of protection, not an infliction of evil. ii. c. Be honor and glory forever and ever: Knowing all this about God, Paul couldn’t stop praising Him. Compare 1 Timothy 1:5 , "faith unfeigned.". We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. love--in contrast to "a blasphemer, persecutor, and injurious." i. This was the first reason why it was important that Timothy remain in Ephesus. No; “All men are truly sinners, but all men are not equally sinners. Jesus--as manifested [BENGEL]. show--to His own glory (the middle Greek, voice), Ephesians 2:7 . mothers; sinners against the fifth commandment. 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. use it lawfully--in its lawful place in the Gospel economy, namely, not as a means of a "'righteous man" attaining higher perfection than could be attained by the Gospel alone ( 1 Timothy 4:8 , Titus 1:14 ), which was the perverted use to which the false teachers put it, but as a means of awakening the sense of sin in the ungodly ( 1 Timothy 1:9 1 Timothy 1:10 ; compare Romans 7:7-12 Galatians 3:21 ). That you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine: Paul left Timothy with an important job to do, making it all the more important that he remain in Ephesus. He knew God to be immortal, existing before anything else existed, and being the Creator of all things. Tweet 0. He knew God to be the King eternal, ruling and reigning in complete power and glory. We often see our Christian service as a matter of volunteering. i. He did not use "mercy" as to the churches, because "mercy" in all its fulness already existed towards them; but in the case of an individual minister, fresh measures of it were continually needed. In this, Paul gave Timothy one more reason to remain in Ephesus. Hundreds of… members received the ‘gift’ of prophecy and began plying their trade among both leaders and parishioners. v. “Despair’s head is cut off and stuck on a pole by the salvation of ‘the chief of sinners.’ No man can now say that he is too great a sinner to be saved, because the chief of sinners was saved eighteen hundred years ago. These words from Paul assured Timothy, “If there is anyone unworthy of disqualified, it should be me. Translate, Romans 1:30 , "despiteful." They misunderstood the commandment and the law. c. That you may charge some: Paul’s concern was not primarily that Timothy himself would begin to teach wrong doctrine. "The doctrine," or "teaching, which is according to godliness" ( 1 Timothy 6:3 ). Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 1 Timothy 2:1-7. This was not a contradiction of Jesus’ command not to judge (Matthew 7:1-5) “While Christians are not to judge one another’s motives or ministries, we are certainly expected to be honest about each other’s conduct” (Wiersbe). To each believer his own sins must always appear, as long as he lives, greater than those of others, which he never can know as he can know his own. at Ephesus--Paul, in Acts 20:25 , declared to the Ephesian elders, "I know that ye all shall see my face no more." Whom I delivered to Satan: From other New Testament passages we can surmise that he did this by putting them outside the church, into the world, which is the devil’s domain. This charge I commit to you: Again, the Greek word for charge (parangelia) is the same as in 1 Timothy 1:3; it is a military word, referring to an order from a commanding officer. immortal--The oldest manuscripts read, "incorruptible." By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. You can check these in your browser security settings. "Notwithstanding that I was before a blasphemer," &c. ( Acts 26:9 Acts 26:11 ). ii. Commentary on 1 Timothy 1:5-11 (Read 1 Timothy 1:5-11) Whatever tends to weaken love to God, or love to the brethren, tends to defeat the end of the commandment. His prophetic bodings some years before ( Acts 20:29 Acts 20:30 ) were now being realized (compare 1 Timothy 6:3 ). persecutor--( Galatians 1:13 ). i. "The only Potentate" ( 1 Timothy 6:15 , Psalms 86:10 , John 5:44 ). Commentaries for the book of 1 Timothy. came into the world--which was full of sin ( John 1:29 , Romans 5:12 , 1 John 2:2 ). b. It wasn’t made for the righteous person (who walks by faith according to Galatians 3:11) but for the lawless and insubordinate, to show them their sin. ADDRESS: PAUL'S DESIGN IN HAVING LEFT TIMOTHY AT EPHESUS, NAMELY, TO CHECK FALSE TEACHERS; TRUE USE OF THE LAW; HARMONIZING WITH THE GOSPEL; GOD'S GRACE IN CALLING PAUL, ONCE A BLASPHEMER, TO EXPERIENCE AND TO PREACH IT; CHARGES TO TIMOTHY. The Authorized Doctrine. neither what they say, nor whereof--neither understanding their own assertions, nor the object itself about which they make them. c. Although I was formerly: Paul’s past did not disqualify him from serving God. Thus, Paul argues, these would-be teachers of the law, while boasting of a higher perfection through it, really bring themselves down from the Gospel elevation to the level of the grossly "lawless," for whom, not for Gospel believers, the law was designed. Though "delivered over to Satan" (the lord of all outside the Church, Acts 26:18 , and the executor of wrath, when judicially allowed by God, on the disobedient, 1 Corinthians 5:5 , 2 Corinthians 12:7 ), he probably was restored to the Church subsequently, and again troubled it. The Judaizers here meant corrupted the law with "fables," which they pretended to found on it, subversive of morals as well as of truth. Yet for this former blasphemer and persecutor of God’s people, this was a great honor. iii. It is a beautiful story, a story that could inspired renewed faith in any who might read it and sense the power of God’s grace to change an enemy into a friend. "Questions and strifes of words" ( 1 Timothy 6:4 ): "to no profit" ( 2 Timothy 2:14 ); "gendering strifes" ( 2 Timothy 2:23 ). The foundation is faith ( 1 Timothy 1:4 ), the "end" is love ( 1 Timothy 1:14 , Titus 3:15 ). Pin 0. The Judaizers here meant seem to be distinct from those impugned in the Epistles to the Galatians and Romans, who made the works of the law necessary to justification in opposition to Gospel grace. ", 19. ii. It reluctantly withdraws, extruded by force, when its owner is tired of its importunity, and is resolved to retain his sin at the cost of losing it. Paul apparently disciplined them for their disobedience to God in heresy, in conduct, or in both. Share +1 0. a. i. b. However, the oldest Latin versions, and IRENÆUS and HILARY, support English Version reading. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Timothy was the son of a *Gentile father and a *Jewish mother. a. Commentaries. It is from the experimental sense of grace that the doxology flows [BENGEL]. He had to approach the job Paul left him to do in Ephesus as a soldier approaches battle. So TERTULLIAN [Against Valentinian, c. 3], and IRENÆUS [Preface]. 1 Timothy 1:6. Of whom I am chief: Paul’s claim to be the chief of sinners was not an expression of a strange false humility. God extends His grace to men as they are guilty; His "mercy" to them as they are miserable [TRENCH]. The loss of good conscience entails the shipwreck of faith. The design of the gospel is answered, when sinners, through repentance towards God and faith in … We need 2 cookies to store this setting. As I besought thee — Παρεκαλεσα σε, I entreated thee. 16. i. Which some having rejected: “Having thrust away; as a fool-hardy soldier might his shield and his breastplate or a made sailor pilot, helm, and compass” (Clarke). The idea isn’t that the law has nothing to say to the righteous person, but that it especially speaks to the ungodly. They understand as little about the one as the other [ALFORD]. This implies His pre-existence. a. This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. The sense of mercy was perpetual in the mind of the apostle (compare Note, on those out of the way ( Hebrews 5:2 Hebrews 5:3 ). Slavery is not directly assailed in the New Testament; to have done so would have been to revolutionize violently the existing order of things. Share 0. a. 7. i. a. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . teach no other doctrine--than what I have taught ( Galatians 1:6-9 ). There are many similarities of style between the Epistle to the Galatians and the Pastoral Epistles as a leading object in writing, the correction of false teachers, especially as to the right and wrong use of the law ( 1 Timothy 1:9 ). iv. iii. of to life everlasting--the ultimate aim which faith always keeps in view ( Titus 1:2 ). At the same time the words son Timothy express a note of fatherly love. 1 Timothy 1:1-7 New International Version (NIV). invisible--( 1 Timothy 6:16 , Exodus 33:20 , John 1:18 , Colossians 1:15 , Hebrews 11:27 ). b. His mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois, both believed the *gospel of Christ (2 Timothy 1:5). Paul felt – rightly so – that his sins were worse because he was responsible for the death, imprisonment, and suffering of Christians, whom he persecuted before his life was changed by Jesus (Acts 8:3; 9:1-2, 1 Corinthians 15:9, Galatians 1:13, Philippians 3:6). Resources. Paul's thanking God for this shows that the merit of his faithfulness was due solely to God's grace, not to his own natural strength ( 1 Corinthians 7:25 ). These verses tell a story of conversion and of transformation, of a life renewed by the inexhaustible love and grace of God. i. He knew God to be invisible, not completely knowable by us; we can’t completely figure out God, or know all His secrets. The Judaizers here alluded to, while maintaining the perpetual obligation of the Mosaic law, joined with it a theosophic ascetic tendency, pretending to see in it mysteries deeper than others could see. Jesus Christ--The oldest manuscripts read the order, "Christ Jesus." I thank--Greek, "I have (that is, feel) gratitude." a. “Even those who recognize that Christ’s work is to save admit that it is more difficult to believe that this salvation belongs to sinners. There are worse kinds of sin; sins that harm God’s people are especially bad in God’s eyes. They and Timothy probably became Christians when Paul first went to the town called Lystra (Acts 14). View 1 Timothy 1:10-11. i. The most heinous offense against the eighth commandment. John 1:9 , Greek, "the true Light that, coming into the world, lighteth every man." It answers also to "for ever and ever" at the close, literally, "to the ages of the ages" (the countless succession of ages made up of ages). If we ever have trouble worshipping God, it is because we don’t know Him very well. But Christianity teaches principles sure to undermine, and at last overthrow it, wherever Christianity has had its natural development ( Matthew 7:12 ). CONYBEARE translates, "The exercising of the stewardship of God" ( 1 Corinthians 9:17 ). Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ — The apostle begins his epistle with asserting his apostolical dignity, not because Timothy was in any doubt concerning it, but to make the Ephesians sensible of the danger they incurred, if they rejected the charges and admonitions which the apostle ordered Timothy to deliver to them. If, then, as the balance of arguments seems to favor imprisonment, the apparent discrepancy between his prophecy and the event may be reconciled by considering that the terms of the former were not that he should never visit Ephesus again (which this verse implies he did), but that they all should "see his face no more." It is observed by Beza, that by using this soft expression the apostle hath left a singular example of modesty, to be imitated by superiors in their behaviour toward their inferiors in the church. Proud member 1. by the commandment of God--the authoritative injunction, as well as the commission, of God. the prophecies which went before on thee--the intimations given by prophets respecting thee at thy ordination, 1 Timothy 4:14 (as, probably, by Silas, a companion of Paul, and "a prophet," Acts 15:32 ). He should do it because not everyone else does. Sinners are not disqualified from coming to God, because Jesus came to save them. Not only so (was mercy shown me), but the grace--by which "I obtained mercy" ( 1 Timothy 1:13 ). Leadership Qualifications. This term, as applied to GOD, occurs only here and in 1 Timothy 6:15 : appropriate in speaking here of the Gospel blessedness, in contrast to the curse on those under the law ( 1 Timothy 1:9 , Galatians 3:10 ). b. The "because," &c. does not imply that ignorance was a sufficient reason for mercy being bestowed; but shows how it was possible that such a sinner could obtain mercy. Timothy had a mind to go with Paul, was loth to go from under his wing, but Paul would have it so; it was necessary for the public service: I besought thee, says he. Hymenaeus--There is no difficulty in supposing him to be the Hymenæus of 2 Timothy 2:17 . Now to the King eternal: Paul could not think of how bad he was, and how great the salvation of God was, and how great the love of God was, without simply breaking into spontaneous praise. The honor done him in having the Gospel ministry committed to him suggests the digression to what he once was, no better ( 1 Timothy 1:13 ) than those lawless ones described above ( 1 Timothy 1:9 1 Timothy 1:10 ), when the grace of our Lord ( 1 Timothy 1:14 ) visited him. Perhaps they were connected with Jewish-type legalism that sought righteousness by virtue of one’s ancestry. They protect against the spiritual attacks of doubt and condemnation. And in actual practice the greatest sticklers for the law as the means of moral perfection, as in this case, are those ultimately liable to fall utterly from the morality of the law. According to the prophecies: Paul wanted Timothy to consider what the Holy Spirit had said to him through others in the past, and receive the courage to remain in Ephesus from those. i. iv. Paul opposes to their "aeons," the "King of the aeons (so the Greek, 1 Timothy 1:17 ), whom be glory throughout the aeons of aeons." men-stealers--that is, slave dealers. if a man--primarily, a teacher; then, every Christian. According to the glorious gospel--The Christian's freedom from the law as a sanctifier, as well as a justifier, implied in the previous, 1 Timothy 1:9 1 Timothy 1:10 , is what this 1 Timothy 1:11 is connected with. iii. Paul was serious, but full of love. ii. People began carrying around little notebooks filled with predictions that had been delivered to them by the prophets and seers. . 1 Timothy 1. We think our plans and insights are so important, but only God really knows and understands all things. the only wise God--The oldest manuscripts omit "wise," which probably crept in from Romans 16:27 , where it is more appropriate to the context than here (compare Jude 1:25 ). 2. my own son--literally, "a genuine son" (compare Acts 16:1 1 Corinthians 4:14-17 ). godly edifying--The oldest manuscripts read, "the dispensation of God," the Gospel dispensation of God towards man ( 1 Corinthians 9:17 ), "which is (has its element) in faith." James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. "Mercy" is grace of a more tender kind, exercised towards the miserable, the experience of which in one's own case especially fits for the Gospel MINISTRY. 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