|Staying in the Word|
Useful to the Master - Part 1
WORLDLY CHATTER Page 2
As a background to our series, Scripture is quite clear that God is truth! Let's hear what scripture has to say about:
By contrast, scripture affirms that Satan is a liar and the father of lies (cf. John 8:44). His very nature is to lie and deceive. Jesus even predicted that His beloved church would be attacked by Satan's false teachers in the last days. He said, "false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect (Matthew 24:24).
The apostle Paul warned the Ephesian church elders (where Timothy is now ministering [1Timothy 1:3]) against these Satanically inspired false teachers. (cf. Acts 20:28-32)
Paul wants Timothy (and us) to take the proper stand against Satan's lie with the Truth of God's precious word. That is why he repeatedly admonished him regarding doctrine.
So the battle rages on, but what are we to do? For the answer, let's get into our passage for today.
V.14 ** What kind of things was Timothy to remind the Ephesian Christians about?