Thursday Verse

This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus

1 TIMOTHY 2:3-5

I found these verses very interesting on many levels – in fact there is a lot packed in to this passage of scripture.

My first thought was that God wants all sorts of people to be saved. Elsewhere the scriptures assure us that God is not partial to race or background – He searches people’s hearts looking for honesty, humility and a hunger for goodness.

But my eyes also focused in on the expression “an accurate knowledge of truth”. We see with our own eyes today how both professional media companies and social media can take truthful information and misconstrue them. This even takes place within legal courts of justice. Does it happen in religion? God had it recorded in the scriptures numerous times that religious figures claiming to represent him would deviate from the truth of His Word. So yes – we can be sure that even in churches claiming to be Christian there is often a lack of accurate knowledge of truth.

Almost as if giving a prime example of this, the apostle Paul continues explaining that there is one God and that between God and mankind there is a mediator – Jesus Christ. I am not a religious teacher, but I suspect that if you visited several different churches, they would give you their understanding of that verse. Which has an accurate knowledge of truth? Which fits into the pattern of truth throughout the scriptures? Which are truly doing God’s Will?

This should not be intimidating. Remember God wants people to come to an accurate knowledge of truth and the link to how this could be linked to salvation is compelling. Praying for his direction and earnestly looking into His Word will help us – for God wants us and all sorts of other people to be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

4 thoughts on “Thursday Verse”

  1. This verse does have a lot in it.
    Years ago there was an interview of a guy who was being interviewed about his faith. The TV interviewer asked him an interesting question about what he thought of other faiths and Christian denominations. He quoted a scripture about doing the will of God – something like “he that does the will of God remains forever”. Anyway, I thought the man was very sensible/diplomatic the way he answered. He said if the Pope (or any other religious figure) is doing the will of God he has nothing to worry about.
    And that is it….if we approach the scriptures with humility and seek to let God’s word speak for itself we can usually see who is doing God’s will and who is not. Any honest hearted person would want an accurate knowledge of truth in order to draw closer to God.

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  2. This is so interesting.
    Ages ago when we were at work some one my workmates were arguing about who God is. One of them was trying to say God is like an egg – with three parts – shell, yolk, white. Anyway they asked this woman who works with us who has a very strong faith – and she asked when God ever used the illustration of an egg in the scriptures to explain himself. She asked if there are any verses in the Bible where God uses that as an illustration for us to understand him. She asked how God explains himself throughout the scriptures. She gave us a few examples to think about but she said that one that uses a lot is Father, and he often uses son about Jesus. What does that mean to us? Isn’t it one of the simplest most easily understood concepts to humans in every part of the planet and for all generations since the Bible was penned.

    Sometimes I think the Bible is so simple that religious people think they need to complicate with some mystical intellectual philosophy.

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    1. I think people think the Bible is for scholars. But it is a way for God to get to know us – to see our reaction to what he has recorded. We understand the Bible as he allows us to.

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