Main point summary
Those are good ministers of Jesus Christ who are diligent to instill into the minds of their hearers the fundamental truths of God’s Word, which will prevent their being seduced by false teachers and drawn away into the apostasy of the last days.
1 Timothy 4:6-10
i If you put these things before the brothers, 1
If you explain these things to the brothers
you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus,
and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus,
being trained in the words of the faith
one who is nourished by the message of faith
and of the good doctrine that you have j followed.
and the good teaching you have followed.
Have nothing to do with irreverent, k silly myths.
Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales.
Rather l train yourself for godliness;
Instead, train yourself to be godly.
for while m bodily training is of some value,
“Physical training is good,
godliness n is of value in every way,
but training for godliness is much better,
as o it holds promise for the present life
promising benefits in this life
and also for the life to come.
and in the life to come.”
The saying is p trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance.
This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it.
For to this end we toil and strive, 1
This is why we work hard and continue to struggle,
because we have our hope set on the living God,
for our hope is in the living God,
q who is the Savior of all people,
who is the Savior of all people
especially of those who believe.
and particularly of all believers.