A Good Minister of God
It is fundamental that we plainly comprehend the expression Paul utilizes about Timothy.
At the point when he considers him a decent priest of Christ Jesus, he isn’t considering him an individual from the ministry, similar to we would think about the minister of a congregation standing up before an assembly.
The word that is utilized here is really the word elder instead of clergyman – a decent minister of Jesus Christ. And, after its all said and done the word isn’t alluding to Timothy as an official of the congregation; rather, the word is ordinarily interpreted numerous spots in Scripture as a worker.
That is the thing that a minister is- – one who serves. Here Paul is utilizing the word in the broadest sense conceivable – a decent worker of Jesus Christ. Obviously, in that sense worker incorporates everybody.
We all are called to be workers of the Lord Jesus.
To be a decent worker of Jesus Christ, the witness says you need certain things; and the primary reprobation Paul gives Timothy is, Watch what you are benefiting from! Be sustained on the expressions of the confidence and the great regulation that you have followed.
What are you fed by? That is the issue this section raises before us.
What do you feed on every day? What do you put in your brain?
What is your routine contribution to your life? The games pages, maybe? Dramas? The Dow Jones Averages? Television motion pictures? Blockbuster books? On the off chance that any of those things are your every day diet, at that point I can promise you will be a profoundly undernourished worker of Jesus Christ, on the grounds that the messenger clarifies that what you feed on is the thing that will decide how viable you become.
I don’t need anybody to take out any of those things like they are incorrect.
Not one of them isn’t right in itself. We are not to dispose of them, however we are to control them.
That is the point Paul makes. Manage them as things that can be perilously diverting to us and regularly excessively effectively controlling of our considerations.
The messenger urges Timothy to give himself rather to what in particular truly takes care of his otherworldly life. What do you basically require? Paul advises us: the certainties of the confidence and of the great instructing [doctrine].
Try not to fear the word tenet; it implies instructing – the educating of reality, the truth of life. That is the thing that Christians need.
Notice how Paul joins two significant components: information and choice. He says you need the great, sound expressions of the confidence and great, sound educating, and you are to follow them. First you learn, and afterward you do what it says.
That is the recipe for a decent worker of Jesus Christ- – offering yourself to sustaining yourself, taking care of upon these things and afterward following them.