Summary: God has entrusted us each with something. Guard it with your life.
5 Commands to Timothy
1. Wage a Good Warfare
2. Conduct yourself worthy of God’s House
3. Do Not Neglect Your Gift
4. Lay hold on Eternal Life
Guard what was committed to Your Trust
God has trusted each of us with Something
Family, Children, Job, Testimony, Gift, Leadership, Friend
We’re not real sure all that’s been committed to our trust
And how do we GUARD IT?
You guard what has been committed to you..... BY YOUR WORDS
VS 21— Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babbling’s and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge
1. Avoiding the Profane...gr. BEB ay los.... Ungodly.... OF MAN
Don’t concern yourself with the things of MAN
When your focus is on the things of MAN.... ONLY DESTRUCTION CAN COME
I don’t let my faith waiver... When men fail me
I don’t let my trust in God die...
Because I can’t trust someone
You Cant either.... Your Trust is in GOD....
Husband, wife, boss, pastor.. Failed you
There are things in this church.. THAT I MUST INVOLVE MYSELF WITH
SOME THINGS I DON’T
I have to look inside... Is this time for me....
IS IT PROFANE
If it is ..... I MUST AVOID IT....
IF I AM TO GUARD WHAT HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO ME
Don’t involve yourself in the profane...BEB ay los...... THE THINGS OF MAN
IF you have the chance to speak truth.... Speak it
If they listen... Keep Speaking....
If the don’t.... SHUT UP
2. Avoid Idle Babblings... gk Ken of o nee ah....
Discussions of Useless Matters
There is nothing more annoying.... Hearing people discuss USELESS MATTERS
Husbands, Wives, Employees, Christians, Talk Show Host
Spouses quit arguing over useless matters... More important
Employees quit arguing over useless matters... More important
Christians quit arguing over useless matters.... More important
Christians like to Argue.... SURE THEY”RE RIGHT
Story of Professor @ Southwestern
They’ll be arguing over that ....FOREVER
1 Corinthians 2: 1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimonyof God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Paul KNEW MORE.. THAN JUST CHRIST CRUCIFIED
He determined to know nothing except...
Paul wasn’t into IDLE BABBLINGS
Learn to make peace...
I don’t argue with people... That I know think differently
1st reason.. It can turn profane
2nd reason.. Idle babblings
If I want to guard what has been committed to me.... I and YOU must do these
3. Avoid Contradictions... gk. Antithesis.... OPPOSITION
The Contradiction in context is HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
KJV— Science... Not 100% accurate
What Paul is saying... If it’s the world’s knowledge... It’s in opposition to GOD
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.