Bible: 1 Tim 1:1-5

Salutation

1:1 From Paul, 1  an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior 2  and of Christ Jesus our hope, 1:2 to Timothy, my genuine child in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord!

Timothy’s Task in Ephesus

1:3 As I urged you when I was leaving for Macedonia, stay on in Ephesus 3  to instruct 4  certain people not to spread false teachings, 5  1:4 nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies. 6  Such things promote useless speculations rather than God’s redemptive plan 7  that operates by faith. 1:5 But the aim of our instruction 8  is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. 9 

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