Daily Devotions

1 Timothy

1 Timothy 


Text: 1 Timothy


The writings that form “The Pastoral Epistles” are 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. These Epistles were written by the Apostle Paul to two of his spiritual sons who served with him in the pastoral ministry.

The Pastoral Epistles provide an invaluable source of instruction and inspiration. Paul wrote from a wealth of experience as an apostle, as a founder of churches, and as one who had vast experience in equipping people for the pastoral ministry.

The challenges in the Pastoral ministry are many. There were numerous problems that could severely affect the growth of a church if solutions were not found. Paul wrote with typical clarity and sharpness offering deep and sound advice.

The Pastoral Epistles must have been received and read with great gratitude by Timothy and Titus. They remain a powerful source of encouragement to all who wish to succeed in the Pastoral Ministry and to all who love the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Pastoral Epistles also provide us with meaningful glimpses of the personal life of the Apostle Paul. His spirit, his heart and his aspirations were shared candidly as a father would speak to his spiritual sons.

Paul began the writing of the Pastoral Epistles with sharing about how God had placed him in the ministry.

“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled
me, because He counted me faithful,
putting me into the ministry.”
1 Timothy 1:12

He concluded the writing of the Pastoral Epistles on a strong note of triumph.

“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me
the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous
Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only
but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8

Let us be challenged to learn deep and significant lessons as we read the Pastoral Epistles so that we too may experience good success in serving the Lord.