• That God’s Name May Be Honored Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:1

    The world is watching, so let us take care to live as God has told us to in order that we might please Him and not cause His name to be blasphemed among those who know us. Are we showing respect to our friends and neighbors? Are we showing honor to our employers and other leaders, even when we disagree with them? May we always submit to those whom we are called to submit in order that we might sanctify the name of the Lord. View Resource

  • Christian Slaves and Masters Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:1-2a

    Dr. John MacArthur writes, “Displaying a proper attitude of submission and respect, and performing quality work, help make the gospel believable” (The MacArthur Bible Commentary, p. 1,797). Those who profess Christ and yet are insubordinate to their employers or lazy are a poor witness to the unbelieving world. Jesus demands His people to aim for the highest standards, and so believers should be the most diligent and thoughtful workers of all. View Resource

  • Conceited Know-Nothings Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:2b-4a

    It can be easy to know all of the right methods for interpreting the Word of God and yet at the same time not obey its precepts. This happens all too often in the Christian community when believers, consciously or not, think they can get away with taking advantage of other believers because they are brothers and sisters in Christ. Our services to each other, however, should be of the highest quality, for we should best understand the dignity of others. View Resource

  • Good Means for an Evil End Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:4b-5

    It is amazing how many people see the gospel as a way to prosper. Rank heresy guaranteeing a hundred-fold financial reward in this life for those who “name it and claim it” permeates the airwaves. Companies emblazon “Christianesque” slogans on everything one can think of and end up making a mockery of salvation. Let us hold to the sound teaching of historic Christianity that we might never view godliness as a means of financial gain. View Resource

  • Godliness and Contentment Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:6-8

    One commentator says, “Godliness is not about acquiring better and more material things; it is instead an active life of faith, a living out of covenant faithfulness in relation to God, that finds sufficiency and contentment in Christ alone whatever one’s outward circumstances might be.” One way we can measure our godliness is to see if we are content with our lives. If we are discontent, we still have much to learn about the meaning of godliness. View Resource

  • The Desire for Riches Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:9

    Each day we should ask ourselves whether we are content with the gifts God has given us or whether we are coveting (not simply wanting) something else. That something could be money, a relationship, a job, recognition, or any number of things that can be considered good. But when we think that we need these things, we have distrusted God’s provision. We should regularly take a look at our goals to see whether they reflect contentment with His grace. View Resource

  • Beware the Love of Money Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:10

    Matthew Henry comments, “People may have money, and yet not love it; but, if they love it inordinately, it will push them on to all evil.” The line between the pursuit of money for godly ends and the love of money can be thin, so let us take care not to be deceived by the false promises of wealth. At the same time let us never look down on those believers we know who have been blessed by the Lord with material wealth. Such an attitude is likewise evil. View Resource

  • The Good Fight of Faith Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:11-12

    Everyone who follows Christ makes the “good confession of faith” when he joins a church body, and Paul’s exhortation to Timothy to remember the confession he made before other witnesses is an allusion to the importance of fellow witnesses to encourage us in the faith. All of us have an important part to play in cheering on the discouraged Christians around us, and God will use our encouragement to help others grow to maturity in Christ. View Resource

  • The Duration of Our Charge Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:13-14

    Christianity is a lifelong surrender to Christ. There is no such thing as “retirement” in the kingdom of God, and, therefore, if we are truly in Christ, we will never abandon our callings as members of the one body nor shirk our responsibility to guard the deposit of truth the apostles and prophets have left for us. Even if we can no longer work full-time or are too weak or frail to serve physically, we can pray and encourage others in the fight. View Resource

  • Our Great and Glorious God Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:15-16

    Beauty is around us everywhere, seen in the handiwork of God in nature and in the works of the artists whom He has gifted in His common grace. But while all of these things are beautiful, they pale in comparison to the loveliness of the Creator Himself. All of the travails of this life and the sacrifices that we make to serve the Lord will be more than worth it when on that day we gaze upon His beauty. View Resource

  • The Rich Person’s True Hope Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:17-19

    The temptation to trust in our savings accounts affects us all, whether or not we would be considered rich by society’s measure. We must be good stewards of what God has given to us, and part of this involves realizing that all we have is His anyway and that He has the right to take it from us at any time. Money is uncertain, but the Lord will provide for our every need even in ways we do not expect. Where do you put your trust? View Resource

  • Guarding the Deposit Devotional

    1 Timothy 6:20-21

    None of us is seeking to live in conflict with the people around us, and so we are always tempted to make the gospel inoffensive in order that we might preserve the peace. But the gospel is a “stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles” (1 Cor. 1:23), and so the elect of God show their faith by trusting a message that runs contrary to the lies of our culture. If what is called the gospel (not the messenger) never offends, it is not the true gospel. View Resource