Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 7)

1 Timothy 6:16-18

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The Pastoral Epistles:

•     1 Timothy

•     2Timothy

•     Titus

1 Timothy 6:16 KJV 1900

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

“…who only hath immortality…”

Jesus Shall Never Die

He is our guarantee of immortality!

Colossians 3:3 KJV 1900

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Jesus is the Eternal God!

Psalm 90:2 KJV 1900

Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

John 8:58 KJV 1900

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

“…dwelling in the light which no man can approach…”

1 John 1:5 KJV 1900

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Psalm 104:2 KJV 1900

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Revelation 21:3 KJV 1900

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Revelation 22:5 KJV 1900

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

“…whom no man hath see, nor can see…”

Exodus 33:20 KJV 1900

And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Jesus the Revelation of God to Man

John 1:18 KJV 1900

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Colossians 1:15 KJV 1900

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Hebrews 1:3 KJV 1900

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

“….to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”

All glory belongs to Him

Ephesians 3:21 KJV 1900

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Jude 25 KJV 1900

to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Revelation 4:11 KJV 1900

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Romans 11:36 KJV 1900

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

All Power Belongs to Him

Psalm 62:11 KJV 1900

God hath spoken once; Twice have I heard this; That power belongeth unto God.

Our Service Must be in His Power and For His Glory

1 Peter 4:11 KJV 1900

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:17 KJV 1900

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

“…charge them that are rich in this world…”

What God Expects of the Rich

Direct and Definite Charge to be Delivered

“…be not high minded…”

Proverbs 28:11 KJV 1900

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

God can take what we have

Job 12:20 KJV 1900

He removeth away the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the aged.

Don’t be to proud of what you have, it all can disappear in an instant!

Proverbs 27:24 KJV 1900

For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure to every generation?

Riches can be dangerous!

Deuteronomy 6:10–12 KJV 1900

And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,

And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

“…nor trust in uncertain riches…”

Riches are Fleeting

Psalm 52:7 KJV 1900

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Proverbs 23:5 KJV 1900

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 11:28 KJV 1900

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: But the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

“Money talks, it says “Good bye!”

“…trust…in the living God…”

Psalm 62:8–10 KJV 1900

Trust in him at all times; ye people, Pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: To be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Trust not in oppression, And become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Psalm 84:11–12 KJV 1900

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

“…who giveth us richly all things to enjoy…”

God in Christ is the Source of all Blessings

Psalm 104:28 KJV 1900

That thou givest them they gather: Thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

Acts 17:25 KJV 1900

Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Psalm 68:19 KJV 1900

Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with benefits, Even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Lamentations 3:22–23 KJV 1900

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Look Carefully Where You Put Your Treasure

Matthew 6:19–20 KJV 1900

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

1 Timothy 6:18 KJV 1900

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

“…charge them that are rich in this world…that they do good….”

Psalm 34:14 KJV 1900

Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.

Use What God has Given to the Benefit of Others

Galatians 6:10 KJV 1900

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

“…that they be rich in good works…”

Titus 2:14 KJV 1900

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Ephesians 2:10 KJV 1900

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

“…ready to distribute…”

The Opposite of the Flesh

Looking Out for Others

Romans 12:13 KJV 1900

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

1 John 3:17 KJV 1900

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

“…willing to communicate…”

Hebrews 13:16 KJV 1900

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Philippians 4:15 KJV 1900

Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

Conclusion

•     Honour and Glory Goes to God

•     Response of the Rich in God’s Service

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