Scripture: “But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscious and a sincere faith.” 1 Tim 1:5.
What are your goals in life?
Paul had definite goals for his ministry of the Gospel to those who became his disciples. Paul’s goals were centered on spiritual things. And Paul did not set his goals up to be unattainable or unreachable to those he ministered. They are goals that every believer can achieve.
Love from a pure heart – a heart not motivated by ulterior urgings or fleshly, selfish pleasures
A good conscience – one that truthfully can state the person is pointed in the right direction, has taken the harder right and not the easier wrong, and one that repents and asks forgiveness when they fail to do the right thing.
A sincere faith – one in which the individual trusts with all their heart, mind, soul and strength in the Lord Jesus as their Savior and in the triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit); and keeps God pre-eminent in all they do, the top priority every day.
Do your goals align with the simple ones that Paul laid out for a Christian?