Daily Service – Vain jangling
Now this passage caught my attention during a sermon about strengthening your hand. The preacher pointed out other translations for the same phrase and they all came back to the main idea: don’t entertain fools diverting the faithful from the truth by idle talk, vain jangling. Now, look at the Amplified Bible for verse 6 and 7 to see what it was that Paul is calling out. Wandering away into vain arguments and discussions you get stuck in man made religion instead of Godly use of grace and love and wisdom.
1 Timothy 1:3-10 (KJV) As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1 Timothy 1:6-7 (AMP) But certain individuals have missed the mark on this very matter [and] have wandered away into vain arguments and discussions and purposeless talk. They are ambitious to be doctors of the Law (teachers of the Mosaic ritual), but they have no understanding either of the words and terms they use or of the subjects about which they make [such] dogmatic assertions.
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