Text: 1 Timothy 4-6; Psalm 119:65-80
1 Timothy 4:7-8 had a great impact upon my early Christian walk. It was the foundation text of an adult Sunday school class I took, one of my first. It says,
“Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
Bible reading, study, memorization, prayer, and other disciplines are used by the Lord to develop our spiritual strength and stamina. But, just like physical training, we must keep at it. It requires that we maintain a commitment to daily time with the Lord in the Word and prayer.
Now, daily habits of discipline come easily for me. But, to be honest with you, I am feeling a little “flabby” these days. I needed the reminder from 1 Timothy. Thank you Lord.
in Him, Mike