Hamilton Smith is well known for his Christ-centered but clear and concise writing style. In his Introduction to The First Epistle to Timothy an Expository Outline, the author declares:
“The apostle writes to instruct us that the great purpose of the house of God is to be a witness in the world that God is a Saviour God, “who will have all men to be saved.” God’s desire is that, by the church, there should be in the world a collective testimony to Himself in all His holiness and grace as a Saviour God. To present this testimony we must know the order of God’s house and the behaviour suited to His house.”
In a day in which the order in God’s house has been largely set aside, we may glean much from this rich exposition.