1 Timothy 3:14-16 The Great Mystery

Having previously been instructed of the way by which Bishops and Deacons were to be measured, Timothy is now reminded of the great mystery, revealed onto Paul by the Lord Himself as he traveled to Damascus nearly 20 years earlier.

Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles had grown to eventually include Timothy as the leader of the Ephesian church. The matter of church leadership would now lead to church conduct and the magnificence of Yahweh, creator of the universe and all that live in it.

14 These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly.” (1 Timothy 3:14)

In his letter to Timothy, written around A.D. 67, Paul intended to return to Ephesus but there would be no fulfillment of this hope since the apostle was executed by Nero a year later, shortly after writing his second letter to his spiritual son and appointed leader of the churches in Ephesus.

15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)

Paul calls on all Timothy, and also believers to conduct themselves in ways glorifying to Yahweh, with reverence and humility, as each one worships the one true living King of kings, Yeshua, the messiah.

And of this Christ Jesus should flow an abundance of love and compassion, forgiveness and mercy, generosity and wisdom, all part of the truth to be used as the foundation and support for the Christian church.

16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16)

Paul testifies of the truth behind the mystery, revealed onto him by the Lord Himself, now poured out onto the Gentiles through the gospel of Jesus Christ, savior of men and atone’r of sins.

The apostle declares Yahweh almighty indeed, and all loving in the testimony that He came to live among us, through the seed of Abraham, as Yeshua, who in turned died for the sins of man. He was resurrected and continues to live within all believers, whose faith in the son of God will bring each one to His feet in heaven, where He reserves a place for all His children.

Seen by God’s angels at the tomb, where the body of Christ was laid to rest then resurrected, the truth about our Lord’s overcoming of death was not spread all over the world, for each person to be enlightened by, and to believe.

Glory to the savior indeed, and praises to God almighty for His divine plan, and the pen of Paul, your appointed messenger. Let us pray!

Father God;
We thank you for your blessings in our lives and for your servant Paul,
We praise you Lord for his wisdom and for his works through this scripture,
We ask you Lord to inspire us to use these verses in our lives
As we grow in you through the teachings of your faithful apostle.

Lord we ask you to strengthen us each day as we endure through battles,
Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through truth, the gospel, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by your word as we spread your gospel to one and all
Becoming examples of faith through our character as we walk the narrow path.

God we pray that you will continue to bless us, to bless our lives and fill us with hope
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and a place with you in heaven
According to your word, your everlasting wisdom and strength.

May your will be done
In our lives, for your life.

We thank you for your love and all you bless us with each day.

Praise God,
Amen!

This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre
Email: DanielStPierre@ThriveThroughChrist.com

Posted in Bible Studies.