In a world living in the fear of plague, famine and death, Psalm 91 stands out as a declaration of the confidence the child of God can have when they find rest in the shadow of God Almighty.
Godliness with contentment is great gain. Contentment comes from being satisfied with God. God satisfies us by revealing himself to us in Christ, so we can live in the world in a way that is fitting for a people who claim to worship God.
Paul continues to write to the church about giving honour, and in this passage we see how God calls us to honour those in authority, both in the church, and in the workplace.
The family design is at the heart of all of creation and it's this very design that Paul uses to instruct Timothy on how the church should operate. Because the church is a family to belong to, naturally we should treat each other as brothers and sisters, as we endeavour to live our lives in harmony under the Lordship of Christ.
After instructing the church on how to stay focused on Jesus through Sound Doctrine, Paul then describes the kind of way Satan will try to deceive the church through seemingly innocent rules and additions to the teaching of Jesus.
In this passage of scripture, our Apostle Paul describes the kind of person God is calling to take care of his bride, who is his church.