1 Timothy 1
The salutation. Timothy is put in mind of the charge before given him by Paul. The end of the commandment is charity, from which some had turned aside to teach the law which they understood not. The scope of the law was to condemn wickedness, which is the design of the gospel also. Paul blesseth God for calling him to the ministry notwithstanding his great demerit, whereby all penitent sinners that believe are assured of mercy through Christ. He urgeth Timothy to a due discharge of his trust, warning him of some who had deserted the truth, of whom Hymenaeus and Alexander had been delivered by him unto Satan.