LASB notes on 1 Timothy 6:11-12

June 21st, 2013

I just read this from the Life Application Study Bible notes on 1 Timothy 6:11-12 NLT. It is the verses from my previous post. I thought I would share it…

6:11, 12 Paul uses active and forceful verbs to describe the Christian life: run, pursue, fight, hold tightly. Some think Christianity is a passive religion that advocates waiting for God to act. On the contrary, we must have an active faith, training, working hard, sacrificing, and doing what we know is right. Is it time for action on your part? Christian service, like athletics, requires training and sacrifice. Our discipline and obedience largely define whether or not we will be contributors or merely spectators. How would other believers rank your contributing role on Christ’s team?