Bible: 1 Tim. 1:3-6
Timothy’s Task in Ephesus
1:3 As I urged you when I was leaving for Macedonia, stay on in Ephesus 1 to instruct 2 certain people not to spread false teachings, 3 1:4 nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. 4 Such things promote useless speculations rather than God’s redemptive plan 5 that operates by faith. 1:5 But the aim of our instruction 6 is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. 7 1:6 Some have strayed from these and turned away to empty discussion.