From my reading in 1 Timothy 1 in the One Year Bible New Testament.
What is the purpose of Christian teaching?
Paul shares his purpose for teaching with his disciple Timothy.
“The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5
In other words, Paul’s desire is that people would become more like Jesus.
To live like Jesus is the live a life of love. In order to be filled with God’s love we must have a clear relationship with God. That is why Paul says that a heart full of love comes from a pure heart before God, a clear conscience with God, and genuine faith in God.
If you don’t have genuine faith then you won’t be filled with God’s love.
If you are hiding things from God or lying or cheating then you won’t be filled with God’s love. Confess your sin to Him and allow Him to forgive you and fill you with this love. Not having a clear relationship with God will shipwreck your faith.
“Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.” 1 Timothy 1:19
Cling to your faith and don’t intentionally do something you know is wrong.
If you make having a pure relationship with God a priority you will be filled with God’s love and be able to offer that to others!
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