Bible: 1 Tim 4:8-16

4:8 For “physical exercise 1  has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way. It holds promise for the present life and for the life to come.” 4:9 This saying 2  is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. 4:10 In fact this is why 3  we work hard and struggle, 4  because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, 5  especially of believers.

4:11 Command and teach these things. 4:12 Let no one look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in your speech, conduct, love, faithfulness, 6  and purity. 4:13 Until I come, give attention to the public reading of scripture, 7  to exhortation, to teaching. 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you have, 8  given to you and confirmed by prophetic words 9  when the elders laid hands on you. 10  4:15 Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that everyone will see your progress. 11  4:16 Be conscientious about how you live and what you teach. 12  Persevere in this, because by doing so you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.

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