Conclusion: Good servants of Messiah Jesus are diligent to instil into the minds of their observers and listeners the fundamental truths of God’s Word. This will prevent their being seduced by false teachers and drawn away into the apostasy of the last days. Good servants of Yeshua should not get caught up in the study of trendy notions and fads in order to advance new ideas that are not supported by Scripture as it was taught by the Apostles. Good servants of the Word are to be ever faithful in proclaiming those saving truths which they have received directly from the Lord via the Apostles. Men are fallible – God is not.
Key Word: Good Servant, 1 Timothy 4:6
Strong Verses: 1 Timothy 4:8,12
Striking Facts: 1 Timothy 4:1-3 – Satan is a theologian. He makes use of demons in the last days to lead many away into apostasy. Spiritualism was clearly presented here as a problem in Timothy’s time. This is also true of our own. Two prominent points of Satan’s doctrine are seen in 1 Timothy 4:3. These were the early days of Gnosticism, when all things material were being taught as evil. Abstinence from meat was being taught by some as a means to spiritual enlightenment and power. Teaching against against marriage was also prevalent.