Thursday, February 14, 2019

1Timothy 4:7b-9 NIV 2011

Rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promises for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.

Paul’s concerns for the church at Ephesus opened the door to encourage Timothy to take great care of God’s people. And remind them Jesus saves sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.” Train to be godly. 1 Timothy 2:2, “For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” Following Jesus, they followed the master by living godly lives. 1 Timothy 6:6, “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” God desires for His people to spend time training to be godly.

During our BSF discussion today we talked about spending quality time at the feet of Jesus. How do we fit prayer and study of God’s Word into our day? At the end of the discussion one woman shared she needed to abide in Him.  Another wanted to depend on the Lord and surrender fully to Him. Another chose to trust God’s plan. Listening, all three resonated with me nudging me to choose all. God desires for me to train in these three areas daily to be godly.

What spiritual discipline does God want us to train on today?

Spending time training,

S

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