Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Carl Dodge on 1 Timothy 5:18
    Give me an exposee on this verse so that I have a very clear understanding of it
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:18
    Carl,

    There are two pieces of scripture here that Paul uses to back up what he is saying. First of all, Deuteronomy 25:4 says thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn.

    In 1 Corinthians Chapter 9, Paul says you don't think that God was talking about oxen do you? If you have an oxen treading the corn, you got to feed that oxen too or else he's not going to be around to tread the corn for you.

    The second scripture is Luke 10:7, the words of Jesus where He says the laborer is worthy of his reward, or hire. So Paul is saying that we should acknowledge those who labor in the word, and in doctrine, and make sure that they're taken care of.

    This goes along with what Bendito is saying which I completely agree with!
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5
    The best expose' for this verse is found in 1 Corinthians Chapter 9. The original reference is Deuteronomy 25:4 which means as the ox is working hard to get you fed, you should be merciful and allow for it to receive part of the benefit. We should all take real good care of our ministers in the Word.
  • Vincent - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5
    Verse 18 concludes verse 17.

    Essentially one is to give respect, generally, to the elders in the church, but even more so those whom study the word (Bible) and doctrine (teaching). 2 Timothy 2:15 Not everybody studies the Bible any more because it takes effort and diligence. If a leader does these things, he should be awarded double honour because he takes his office even more seriously.
  • Mk prosper - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5
    He is the man that created heaven and earth,he created all manner of things and handed it over man but dual to sin of our forefathers we can't take care of it ontill we recieve him back as our christ and personal saviour


 

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