There’s no such thing as lower class, middle class or upper class
in the church family. There’s only the class of sinner turned saint. There’s
only the class who’ve been redeemed from the pit. There’s only the class that
once was lost but now is found. There’s only the class who were orphaned by sin
but adopted by the Savior. There are no second rate citizens in the church
family and there certainly are no citizens with special privileges.
Paul’s words to Timothy in the opening verse of our text carry a tone of seriousness that cannot be dismissed lightly. Five words in the first verse: Command and teach these things. Five simple words that carry serious meaning. We all have a serious responsibility to command obedience to the teaching of God’s Word. This is a serious matter because men and women who teach with their words what their lives don’t support are dangerous teachers to follow.