This week we're talking about scripture and how scripture prepares us to be the church and to follow Jesus. Our reading today is from Paul's first letter to his protege, Timothy. Paul writes to Timothy about how important it is for church leaders to help people keep their focus on important things, not on meaningless controversy. He also reminds him that the law is for those who struggle with their behavior, as a check against doing the wrong thing. When we follow love in everything we do, we follow the law automatically. The point of the rules in the Bible isn't to trip us up, but to remind us when we get off the right path.