Summary: To show that babbling is not needed in the church for it will make you more ungodly.
Do you babble?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that babbling is not needed in the church for it will make you more ungodly.
2 Timothy 2:16 (New International Version)
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
Babbling is not needed in the church for it will make you more ungodly.
Avoid godless chatter
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: A.D. 65 to 67
C. Purpose: Encourage and instruct a young pastor in his ministerial work
D. To whom written: Timothy
E. Main themes: Faithfulness and boldness in the ministry
2 Timothy 2:3 (Amplified Bible)
Take [with me] your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:14 (Amplified Bible)
But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them],
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Avoid godless chatter
"Avoid godless chatter,"
Godless chatter or babblings meaning empty sounding or fruitless discussion.
1 Timothy 6:20 (Amplified Bible)
O Timothy, guard and keep the deposit entrusted [to you]! Turn away from the irreverent babble and godless chatter, with the vain and empty and worldly phrases, and the subtleties and the contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination.
2 Timothy 2:16 (Amplified Bible)
But avoid all empty (vain, useless, idle) talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.
Our mouth should give out praises and worship to GOD, the FATHER not curses to the people created in His Own Image.
James 3:8-10 (Amplified Bible)
But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is a restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison.
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God’s likeness!
Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so.
B. Don't indulge in it
"because those who indulge in it"
Proverbs 4:14-15 (Amplified Bible)
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
Avoid it, do not go on it; turn from it and pass on.
Romans 16:17 (Amplified Bible)
I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties and cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. [I warn you to turn aside from them, to] avoid them.
Titus 3:9 (Amplified Bible)
But avoid stupid and foolish controversies and genealogies and dissensions and wrangling about the Law, for they are unprofitable and futile.
If you indulge in GOD's Word, it will consume you, and you will become more and more like GOD, so is with godless chatter.
C. So we will not be more and more ungodly
"will become more and more ungodly"
Titus 2:11-12 (Amplified Bible)
For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.