Google+ 05/21/14 No One On Earth Can Find Fault With True Followers of God!

1 Timothy 6:14-16

 

That you obey this command without wavering.

Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.

For at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed

And only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords.

He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him.

No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will.

All honor and power to him forever! Amen.

 

Paul shares an extremely comforting thought with Timothy in today's Scripture.  Paul is in prison.  His apprentice Timothy is very young.  Timothy is being attacked on all sides.  As a pastor, I can relate to Timothy's plight!  Paul tells Timothy that if we obey God's commandments, without wavering, no one can find fault with us until Jesus returns.  Remember that during these days, and actually still today, the scribes, priests, and Pharisees were all consumed with the date of Jesus's return.  They all had their predictions and they all had their opinions of Timothy.  Legalism had begun to creep back into the church and there was much confusion.  Paul reminds Timothy that there is only One that can never die.  This is the same Jesus that embodies the light.  Then comes a very important New Testament concept that will expose many flamboyant liars.  Paul tells Timothy that no human eye has ever seen God, nor will we ever.  This will allay all the false claims of would-be prophets about their personal visits with God.  Since the ascension of Jesus, we communicate with God via Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Anyone who claims otherwise is simply lying.  This was particularly important for Timothy as the chief priests were always claiming to have seen God.  They tried to use this fact against Timothy to prove his unworthiness.  For all of us today, cling to this Scripture.  Follow God's commandments, without wavering.  Regardless of personal attacks in this world, realize that Paul is right in all of our lives.  "No One On Earth Can Find Fault With True Followers of God!"