Wednesday, February 2, 2011

NIPTO, Day 360


Today was boring. I did school. And that's really about it. I watched about a gabazillion episodes of 10 Things I Hate About You. But that's about it. Ate dinner.
Boring. Really. Nothing interesting happened. School was canceled b/c of the snow/ice. Crazy.

So... NIPTO? Yeah.

1 Timothy 6:2b-10
These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

These things that have been talked about in the last 5 chapters of 1 Timothy are the things that the church should teach. If people (churches) teach otherwise and doesn't agree with what Jesus taught, and what is generally considered godly teaching, then the person teaching is thick-skulled and doesn't understand anything. They're more interested in arguments and friction between people. 

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

If one can be godly and have contentment, that's a great gain. We didn't bring anything into the world and we can't take anything out of it. So if we have food and clothes, we can be content. We don't need anything more than that.

9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

People whose only desire is to get rich just fall into temptation and are trapped by their desires... desires that lead people to destruction and ruin. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. My mom just read a quote and it was great. "A wise man should have money in his head but not his heart" (Jonathan Swift). People who are excited to get money have strayed from their faith and brought grief on themselves. So... don't love money, but be smart with it. Because all we really need is food and clothing.

A'ight. I'm off for the night. Going to chillax and watch some American Idol and maybe go to bed early. I might have a *gasp* normal day tomorrow!
Adios! (And Happy Chinese New Years Eve! haha)

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