Author: L.M. GRANT
In a very easy-to-read style, this commentary on 1 and 2 Timothy
helps us understand our relationship and responsibility to the Church of God.
1 Timothy is written to an individual, a young man for whom Paul evidently had deep affection. Being of a timid, retiring nature, and yet gifted by God, he needed to be stirred up to a sense of responsibility as regards proper behavior “in God’s house, which is the assembly of the living God.”
2 Timothy deals also with individual responsibility in connection with the Church. But Paul writes this epistle from prison. It is in fact his last epistle, written knowing that he is about to be put to death for his witness to the Lord. Here he no longer speaks of “the house of God,” but of “a great house.”
Whatever may be the dishonour done to God’s name in professing Christendom, one may yet be true to the meaning of Timothy’s name, “honouring God.”