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Do not fall prey to world desire, but keep the commandment unstained by pursuing righteousness.
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Godliness is the true gain, because we gain God.
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Save your hearers by practicing godliness.
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We should thank God for everything good that he has made for us.
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Christ is the source of the church's godliness.
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Deacons who serve well can be confident in their faith in Jesus Christ.
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How men and women both lives godly lives in the church.
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The holy and dignified lives of the saints show the world the loveliness of our God.
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False stewardship of the church is blasphemy against God.
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The grace of Christ equips us to proclaim his mercy to the world by our lives.
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Toiling and Striving for Eternity
1 Timothy 4:7-11
Train yourself for godliness rather than wasting your life.
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Published January 19th, 2017
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7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, k silly myths. Rather l train yourself for godliness; 8 for while m bodily training is of some value, godliness n is of value in every way, as o it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is p trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and strive, 1 because we have our hope set on the living God, q who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 11 Command and teach r these things.
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7 τοὺς δὲ βεβήλους καὶ γραώδεις μύθους παραιτοῦ. Γύμναζε δὲ σεαυτὸν πρὸς εὐσέβειαν• 8 ἡ γὰρ σωματικὴ γυμνασία πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶν ὠφέλιμος, ἡ δὲ εὐσέβεια πρὸς πάντα ὠφέλιμός ἐστιν ἐπαγγελίαν ἔχουσα ζωῆς τῆς νῦν καὶ τῆς μελλούσης. 9 πιστὸς ὁ λόγος καὶ πάσης ἀποδοχῆς ἄξιος• 10 εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ κοπιῶμεν καὶ ἀγωνιζόμεθα, ὅτι ἠλπίκαμεν ἐπὶ θεῷ ζῶντι, ὅς ἐστιν σωτὴρ πάντων ἀνθρώπων μάλιστα πιστῶν. 11 Παράγγελλε ταῦτα καὶ δίδασκε.
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τοὺς δὲ βεβήλους καὶ γραώδεις μύθους παραιτοῦ.
Have nothing to do with irreverent, k silly myths.
Γύμναζε δὲ σεαυτὸν πρὸς εὐσέβειαν•
Rather l train yourself for godliness;
ἡ γὰρ σωματικὴ γυμνασία πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶν ὠφέλιμος,
for while m bodily training is of some value,
ἡ δὲ εὐσέβεια πρὸς πάντα ὠφέλιμός ἐστιν
godliness n is of value in every way,
ἐπαγγελίαν ἔχουσα ζωῆς τῆς νῦν καὶ τῆς μελλούσης.
as o it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
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πιστὸς ὁ λόγος καὶ πάσης ἀποδοχῆς ἄξιος•
The saying is p trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance.
εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ κοπιῶμεν καὶ ἀγωνιζόμεθα,
For to this end we toil and strive, 1
ὅτι ἠλπίκαμεν ἐπὶ θεῷ ζῶντι,
because we have our hope set on the living God,
ὅς ἐστιν σωτὴρ πάντων ἀνθρώπων
q who is the Savior of all people,
μάλιστα πιστῶν.
especially of those who believe.
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Παράγγελλε ταῦτα καὶ δίδασκε.
Command and teach r these things.
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Just as Christians ought not to have anything to do with doctrine that deprives God of glory for his creation (4:1-6), Christians should also not waste their lives with irreverent and silly stories. Paul’s main exhortation, however, is for Timothy to train himself for godliness (4:7b). While training your body here is of some value (note that it is helpful), godliness is what holds promise for both this life and the life to come. Therefore, Christians should pay more attention to training themselves for godliness than they should to training their body. This has implications for time, energy, money, and any other way that we show how much we value each kind of training. Why is it that Paul pours out his life to this end? It is because he has set his hope on God rather than himself or other people. If our hope is in this world, it will die with this world, but if our hope is in “the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe” (4:10), then our hope will be imbued with resurrection power and allow us to pour out our earthly lives for the sake of our heavenly ones.
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