Monday, January 17, 2011

NIPTO, Day 344

Hey-o! Today's been pretty chill. Just school... I took my physics test that had been haunting me over the weekend. I was glad to get that over with. And I did well on it too :)

Mom and Dad took Hannah back to Kent after dinner (Mac&Cheese (home-made), ham, glazed carrots, and crescent rolls) and now I'm watching Chuck. It's SO GOOD! And I just ate a brownie. And now Chuck is sad. But not too sad. Just, ya know, sad enough. And now it's over :( Next week shall be awesome!

NIPTO and then bed, methinks.
I'm starting the Timothys today :)

1 Timothy 1:1-7

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
 2 To Timothy my true son in the faith:
   Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Paul wrote this letter to Timothy. He wrote this as instructions to Timothy, who was a young man/Christian who was also a leader at the time. 

Timothy Charged to Oppose False Teachers
 3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer 4 or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith.

Paul encouraged Timothy to stay in Ephesus so that he could teach people who were believing wrong doctrines. These people were believing and devoting themselves to myths and genealogies. Believing those things encouraged speculation rather than faith.

5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.

The goal of the command that Paul gave was love. Love that comes from a pure heart with a good conscience and sincere faith. Some people had turned away from love and turned to gossip and meaningless words. Those people wanted to be teachers of the law, but they had no idea what they were talking about or endorsing. 
Hm. Interesting.

I'm going to go to bed. And write more tomorrow. My first ballet class is tomorrow, and I'm a little freaked out! Ha. Prayers are greatly appreciated. It's the first class, so I'm not too worried about being super productive. But getting rules established and whatnot is important, I guess.
Alright. Sleep. 

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