But godliness with content — The inseparable companion of true, vital religion. without spot, unrebukeable--agreeing with "thou." . It is probably spurious. and T.R. In his disposition we have a better guarantee for our not wanting, than in clutching to any riches. Fall-plunge — A sad gradation! From such withdraw thyself - Have no religions fellowship with such people. - Coptic. Desire of money is not certainly the only root of evils, but it is conspicuously the root of evils. A way of gain ( πορισμός); only here and in 1 Timothy 6:6 in the New Testament. in the way of saying beforehand what he would do in the trial. The final event of the day, on the occasion of a great gladiatorial show, was the coming forward of Caesar, in circumstances of pomp, to crown, or otherwise reward, the victors. "That they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate." Who quickeneth all things - God, who is the fountain of life, and who is the resurrection; and who will raise thee up at the last day to a life of ineffable glory, if thou be faithful unto death. ; the doctrine for his doctrine, A.V. Guard that which is committed unto thee; τὴν παραθήκην ( παρακαταθήκην, T.R.). See John 18:36, John 18:37; and Mark 14:61, Mark 14:62. Oh that the successors of the apostles had always kept this precept (see Ordination of Priests)! Good habits, on the other hand, retreat from us; they are apt to evade us, and we need to pursue them with all the keenness with which a ravenous wild beast pursues its prey. II. THE NATURE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHARGE. It is a good fight, being grounded in the victory of Christ and carried on hopefully under his leadership. In the Old Testament it always applies to a prophet (Deuteronomy 33:1; 13:6; 1 Samuel 2:27; 1 Kings 12:22; 2 Kings 1:9; Jeremiah 35:4; and a great many other passages). He whose learning and knowledge have enabled him to do good among men, and who lives to promote the glory of God and the welfare of his fellow creatures, can alone, of all the literati, expect to hear in the great day: Well done, good and faithful servant! ), seems to have acquired fresh intensity amidst the troubles and dangers of the closing years of his life, both as an object of hope and as a motive of action (2 Timothy 1:10; 2 Timothy 2:12; 2 Timothy 4:1, 2 Timothy 4:8; Titus 2:13). III. And so, while the one may be rescued, the other may continue to he the prey of destructive habits that are growing upon him. It is very remarkable, too, how he both degrades and yet elevates wealth. The result is the same; but the subjective sense seems the most appropriate. patience--enduring perseverance amidst trials. "But godliness with contentment is great gain.". Thou hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses — To which they all assented. The Greek indicative implies, he puts … This led to their wandering from the faith, and to their being pierced through, as with a sword, with many sorrows; bitter reflections on the past, disappointment with what they had obtained, apprehensions of the future. To sum up, the money-lover, by putting a false value upon money, makes it a snare and an instrument of hurt to himself and others, and an eternal loss to his own soul; the man of God, by putting the true value upon money, makes it a joyful possession to himself and his brethren, a nourisher of unselfish virtue, and an eternal gain. It meant the enjoyment of liberty, return to his rude hut, his young barbarians, and their "Dacian mother." Let as many servants as are under the yoke - The word δουλοι here means slaves converted to the Christian faith; and the ζυγον, or yoke, is the state of slavery; and by δεσποται, masters, despots, we are to understand the heathen masters of those Christianized slaves. Αναξ ανακτων, μακαρων<-144 Μακαρτατε, και τελεωνΤελειοτατον κρατος . [10] For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. The danger of high-mindedness. flee these things--namely, "the love of money" with its evil results ( 1 Timothy 6:9 1 Timothy 6:10 ). St. Paul must have had this in his mind, and compared the effect of "the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ," in overthrowing the Neros of the earth with the overthrow of Heliodorus. [19] Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. But now he adds a caution with regard to the Christian slave of a Christian master. The verb λογομαχέω is used in 2 Timothy 2:14. By this mark we may know them. This gift was soon counterfeited by false teachers arrogating to themselves pre-eminently the gift ( Colossians 2:8 Colossians 2:18 Colossians 2:23 ). Godliness is a way of gain. If it had done so, it would have been revolutionary in the last degree; it would have armed the whole forces of the Roman empire against it; it would itself have been drowned in blood; and it would have led to the merciless slaughter of the slaves themselves. Godliness is a gain in itself, because it has "the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." Slaves, led doubtless by the miseries of their condition to seek the ennobling, comforting privileges of the gospel, formed a considerable portion of the first congregations of disciples (see the names in Romans 16:1-27.; 1 Corinthians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 1:25; Ephesians 6:5-8; Colossians 3:22-25; Titus 2:9; Philippians 1:10, Philippians 1:16; 1 Peter 2:18, etc.). Others have conjectured κειμήλιον, "a stored treasure," for θεμέλιον. It supplies a true culture to the mind, and feeds and nourishes all the graces of the heart. The deposit is the doctrine delivered to Timothy to preach, as opposed to what follows. 1. 2, page 248, American edit. "The true" or "sound doctrine" to be taught, as opposed to "the science falsely so called," which leads to "error concerning the faith" ( 1 Timothy 6:21 ). By learning a man may acquire knowledge; by knowledge reduced to practice, experience; and from knowledge and experience wisdom is derived. The reader must choose for himself either to adopt one of the above explanations, or to credit St. Paul with an unimportant confusion of metaphors.

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