What if the things that we’ve learned don’t pan out the way we think they will? What if we don’t have the proper understanding of God’s Word because his teachings were skewed by unrighteous individuals who are using that information to keep us dangling? For this reason, Paul tells Timothy to teach the people of Ephesus not to devote themselves to myths and to focus on the love that comes from a pure heart. There are too many false teachers out there, and it’s hard to know, through our own wisdom, who is a true Christ-follower and who’s in it for the money. We must pray for discernment and listen carefully as the Holy Spirit warns us by giving us a check in our spirit. However, we must make sure our heart is not bucking against the teaching of the truth because of a stronghold of false information put there by the enemy. The lines get blurred; that’s why it’s essential that we stay connected to Jesus, listen to the Holy Spirit, and read our Bibles. We must seek God’s wisdom because he is the only one we can trust to give us the whole truth.
nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:4-5