Sense About Sickness

1 Timothy 5:23 No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities. Timothy’s frequent stomach troubles could have been caused by impure water. Paul allows the use of ‘a little wine’ medicinally. [The Bible Panorama.] Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982…

Prejudice and Purity

1 Timothy 5:21-22 I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality. 22 Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure. Prejudice and partiality should not affect the objective dealing with…

Esteeming the Elders

1 Timothy 5:17-20 Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. 18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer is worthy of his wages.” 19 Do not receive an accusation…

Honor True Widows

1 Timothy 5:3-16 Honor widows who are really widows. 4 But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God. 5 Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and…

Treatment of Church Members

1 Timothy 5:1-2 Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity. Paul tells the younger man, Timothy, to treat older Christians with great respect, as parents, younger men as brothers, and younger women as sisters,…