Paul’s letters to his young protege, Timothy, contain some very difficult content to comprehend. Many faithful Christians have disagreed on the meaning of some of the verses. Indeed, some Christians have even misused verses out of context to support sexism, racism, and even slavery. Regardless, 1 Timothy contains words of spiritual wisdom that Paul hoped to impart to his young protege who needed to confront false teaching that was occurring within the church. Understanding the context or back story of the letter and what was going on within the Church in Ephesus is key to unlocking what God is saying to us today.