1 Timothy 2:7 Index
"Where unto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity."
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"Whereunto . . . "

" . . . I . . . "

  • That is Paul. (7BC 294)

" . . . ordained . . . "

  • Or, "appointed." The apostle's remarkable record of courage and undiminished energy was the result of his deep conviction that God personally had called him to the ministry (1 Corinthians 1:1; 1 Timothy 1:12). (7BC 294)

" . . . preacher . . . "

  • Greek kerux, "herald." A kerux was an official messenger who proclaimed publicly the decrees of a king or other government official. Paul compares the divinely appointed minister with such a messenger. (7BC 294)

" . . . lie not . . . " (Romans 9:1)

  • Because of his conflicts with the Judaizers and the misusers of the law (1 Timothy 1:4-7), Paul wishes to obviate any charges of treason to his own nation. This he does by stressing God's part in sending him to the "Gentiles" (Galatians 2:8; Galatians 2:9). (7BC 294)

" . . . gentiles . . . "

  • Greek ethne, "nations" (Acts 14:16). Because God desires "all men to be saved" (1 Timothy 2:4), He has made provision that all men should have the fullest opportunity to know the "truth" (1 Timothy 2:4). (7BC 294)
  • Through Paul and his successors the proclamation of God's love would be heralded to all nations. For this reason we should pray for and be concerned with the well-being of "all men" (1 Timothy 2:1; Acts 17:30). (7BC 294)

" . . . in faith and verity."

  • That is, in matters relating in faith in Christ and the truths of salvation. (7BC 294)