Deeper In the Word – 8/29/12 – 1 Tim 6:11
1 Tim 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.
1) Pursue – Greek word is diókó meaning: aggressively chase, like a hunter pursuing a catch
2) Righteousness – Greek word is dikaiosuné meaning: What is deemed right by the Lord, what is approved in His eyes
Our walk with God, if it is to be successful and healthy, requires us to flee from what the Lord would not approve of. Meanwhile our pursuit of what God has ordained for us and what he approves must be like a ravenous hunter pursuing the animal that will satisfy his hunger. So we don’t weigh whether we are walking fully in God’s will soley by if we mentally agree with a set of Bible facts. Instead we must also weigh it by what happens in our everyday life. When we are cynical against God do we call it sin, repent and exchange cynicism for radical faith? The measuring rod of our faith must become rooted in reality.