ImmerseMessiah NLT - Page 247



1 TIMOTHY
This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus, who gives us hope.
I am writing to Timothy, my true son in the faith.
May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and
peace.
When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop
those whose teaching is contrary to the truth. Don’t let them waste their
time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things
only lead to meaningless speculations, which don’t help people live a life
of faith in God.
The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled
with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point. They have
turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but
they don’t know what they are talking about, even though they speak
so confidently.
We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not
intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless
and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred
and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other
murders. The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice
homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching that comes from the
glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.
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