by Rev Joel Yong
1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge” for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.
Paul warns Timothy to stay focused. He reminds him not to be distracted by the arguments of false teachers under the guise of ‘knowledge’.
Our pursuit of God is clear and simple – we focus on Jesus alone and not these lengthy discourses that seek to impress men but fail to seek God.
Titus 1:14 refers to “… Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.”
Sometimes the world will present to us a new teaching that seems to make sense and seems enlightening – but unless it comes from God’s Word and is consistent with what Jesus’ taught – then we ought not to follow it.
Focus matters. But it can only happen if we are properly anchored unto Christ – we have to know what He taught and why He taught it. And stay focused on His voice and not every wind of teaching that comes about by a persuasive speaker.