Man of God

“In Old Testament times, this appellation was assigned to a person who had been entrusted with a divine office. Moses was called ‘the man of God’ (Dt. 33:1); David was called ‘the man of God’ (2 Chron. 8:14); Elijah was called ‘man of God’ (2 Kings 1:9); the prophets were called ‘men of God’ (1 Sam. 2:27) . . . in the above text [1 Tim. 6:11], however, the apostle has in mind young Timothy, who had been called to be the preacher and pastor of the church(es) in the city of Ephesus and its environs.”

Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching, pp. 38-39