Bible: 1 Timothy 4:7-16

4:7 But reject those myths 1  fit only for the godless and gullible, 2  and train yourself for godliness. 4:8 For “physical exercise 3  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 4  is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. 4:10 In fact this is why 5  we work hard and struggle, 6  because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, 7  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, 8  and purity. 4:13 Until I come, give attention to the public reading of scripture, 9  to exhortation, to teaching. 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you have, 10  given to you and confirmed by prophetic words 11  when the elders laid hands on you. 12  4:15 Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that everyone will see your progress. 13  4:16 Be conscientious about how you live and what you teach. 14  Persevere in this, because by doing so you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.

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