Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday 1 Tim 6:11

The purpose of Word Filled Wednesday is to share the WORD through a photo and a verse.

This week a close up of one of my favorites - African Daisies, and the verse that was the theme of our Women's Retreat over the weekend.


I Timothy 6:11 But you woman of God flee from all this and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Yes, I'm aware that the actual verse states "man of God" but when applying it to myself (and a few dozen other women over the weekend) it makes sense to use the word "woman". How does one FLEE from all this? It means you stop dead in your tracks, turn around and go the other way. RUN! Easier said that done, isn't it?

The verses before I Tim. 6:11 are cautioning Timothy about those people who teach false doctrines and are not in sound agreement with the teachings of the Bible. It comes right out and says whoever doesn't believe that the teachings are sound is conceited and understands NOTHING. Wow, that kinda makes me cringe a bit, because it's rather harsh. But it's true. Our God is a LOVING God. He WANTS us to be with Him, and he is cautioning about the truths vs the lies of our society. He doesn't want his children wrapped up in unhealthy controversies and constant friction. HE is the word. His word is absolutely perfect, and there is no flaw or disagreement in it.

We are also cautioned about Money in the preceeding passage, as those who desire money or to climb the "ladder of success" ultimately fall right into Satan's trap of temptation which leads to destruction. Loving money is the root of all kinds of evil and many of us have wandered from our faith in pursuit of selfish gain. I know I've been there before... have you?

God says simply: FLEE FROM IT. Turn around. Do something else -for someone else and we will find the greatest gain.

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17 comments:

Melanie said...

WOW! Such a beautiful picture and the scripture.. oh my goodness, it is so great! Just from that I can tell your Women's Retreat must have been fabulous.

Happy WFW!

Laurie Ann said...

Beautiful flower! I love this portion of Scripture - it's so matter of fact and clear. Flee. Great post, too! Happy WFW!

Janet said...

Wow! I scrolled on down and all your pictures and verses are so beautiful. Your blog is really cute, too. Thank you for sharing your talent and your thoughts. Happy WFW.

Denise said...

Such lovely scripture, and picture.

Peggy said...

AWESOME Alexis! Such a beautiful photo of your favorite flowers!
As I read the verse, I was so delighted & I asked"yeah, but how?"

Then I watched for you to share from your Women's Retreat & you did & did not fail me. Yep, need to pursue all of this! The only good thing is that I had given up the climb & desire of money in the "ladder of success"! You don't give up the luxuries of home & try to live with the basics only in Mexico, without doing that!

Hoping for the gain! Thanks for sharing this so beautifully! Enjoy
your Word filled Week! Soak & enjoy the flowers!

He And Me + 3 said...

Beautiful picture and great verse. Very much to the point. just Flee & pursue that which is Godly. Thanks for the reminder.

Bri Schaaf said...

Have you ever had a moment when you see a flaming giant stop sign in the distance of your heart and thoughts? Your post was just that. I found my self nodding in silence as I repeated the FLEE From it line over and over again! What a wonderful post!
Have a most wonderful day!

Mimi said...

I love this one!

Beth E. said...

The pic and the verse are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your heart with us. I'm so glad you're back. :o)

skoots1mom said...

wow!

Beth in NC said...

You did a great job!

Happy WFW!
Beth

Cathy said...

Very lovely, thank you ~

Tracy said...

This is positively gorgeous...and what great insights. Oh that we would heed His Word and flee straight away from sin. Great WFW!

Blessings,
Tracy

Amydeanne said...

okay you made me do a double take.. lol not remembering this passage.. and than when I read it.. thanks I needed this reminder!
hugs and prayers!

momof3darlings said...

WOW...I needed that. I'm having a rough time, and that reminded me...

FLEE

So short of running away and hiding like I wanna do, I'll just flee ungodliness and pursue righteousness.

I heart you. You are the Queen.

Holly said...

That so totally stinks (foot fracture that is, not this post). I am sorry your little one will miss her field trip. Praying for a speedy recovery.

Blessings,
Holly

Farm Chick Paula said...

That was a wonderful verse and reminder. The flower picture is beautiful!