In opposition to the false teachers, Paul affirmed that everything God created is GOOD ( see Genesis 1).
We should ask for Gods blessing on his created gifts that give us pleasure and thank him for them. This doesn’t mean we should abuse what God has made ( For example: gluttony abuses Gods gift of good food, Lust abuses Gods gift of love, and murder abuses Gods gift of life). Instead of abusing, we should enjoy these gifts by using them to serve and honor God. Have you thanked God for the good gifts he has given? Are you using the gifts in ways pleasing to you and to God? NLT (STUDY NOTE: 1 Timothy 4:4-5)
‘Now, the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last days some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. These people are hypocrites and liars and their consciences are dead. They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth. Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it, but receive it with thanks. For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.’ 1 Timothy 4:4-5 NLT
This was my bible study for today, It has always been a goal of mine to read the entire bible. At the back of my study bible – there is a little study guide – READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR – and it gives you a verse to read everyday for the whole year. So my apologies if I seem to start and stop at different areas with my study…I stick to the verse my bible study assigns for that day. And then meditate on that verse and maybe the questions from the study guide –
Have you thanked God for the Good Gifts he has given? Are you using the gifts in ways pleasing to you and to God?
Questions I will be working on…