Everybody needs someone to help them navigate through their life. Timothy had the best of mentors in the apostle Paul, who wrote two letters to encourage him in his life and ministry. During his missionary journeys, Paul had left Timothy behind in Ephesus so that he could grow the ministry that Paul had begun there. His first letter to Timothy is full of wisdom and guidance about how to do just that.
We are all familiar with the adage: The mind is a terrible thing to waste. Unique to God’s creation is the gift of cognitive capacity – the ability to think, reason and gather information in order to retain it, repeat it and replicate in the mind. Working with the gift that the brain affords us as human beings grants us a unique and special ability to comprehend.