1 Timothy 1:8-11

The purpose of God's laws

8 We know that God's laws are good, if people use them properly. 9 We also know that God did not make those laws for people who live in a way that is right. He made them for people like this, to show them what is right:

  • People who refuse to obey any laws.
  • People who do not want anyone to rule them.
  • People who refuse to obey God.
  • People who like to do bad things.
  • People who do not respect God's good things.
  • People who kill their father or their mother.
  • People who choose to kill other people.
  • 10 People who have sex in a wrong way.
  • Men who have sex with other men.
  • People who catch other people and take them away to be slaves.
  • People who tell lies.
  • People who promise to say what is true, but then they speak lies.
  • People who do any other wrong things that are against God's true message.
  • 11 That true message is the good news that comes from our great God. We praise him for it. He has chosen me to tell this good news to people.