Near the beginning of the Bible we learn of the first couple. Just saying that much makes many of us think of Adam and Eve, and the passages that include them remind us of God’s intention for us to have relationships with others in a familial manner. Sadly, one of the most tragic things I see in the world is the destruction of the family. Some make a disgusting mockery of it, while others sadly toss it away in a divorce. Unfortunately, such actions often mean that children are deprived of having a loving relationship with their father or mother. Thankfully, the New Testament makes multiple references to new familial ties that are available in Christ. One such place where this is found is in Paul’s first letter to Timothy.
This is seen early in the epistle, for he calls Timothy his true child in faith. Such a statement indicates a close bond between the two. it is even reiterated near the end of the first chapter. He again says, “my child Timothy.” Although seemingly minor additions, they remind me of the relationships we have among Christians. Moreover, that we can be of the family of God through the Lord Jesus.
Of course, 1 Timothy speaks of a lot more things than just that, but you can listen to the apostle Paul’s endearing statements to Timothy by checking out this sample recording. Like my other readings, a link to a zip file of the entire letter is provided below.
Now, my original intention after completing this book was to work on the letter to the Hebrews. However, I have decided to redo my original edits of many earlier epistles. These include all of the three and four chapter works. I hope to upload the updated versions in two or three weeks. I’ll post a quick post about them when they’re ready.
Audio Recordings in Brief
Totals for All Recordings
Duration of All Recordings: 2 hours, 53 minutes, and 9 seconds
All Books Recorded: 17 of 27
All Chapters Recorded: 63 of 260
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