May 21, 2020 – I Timothy 4:7-8

Godliness holds promiseHave 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. I Timothy 4:7-8.

Muscles will grow old, yet the soul is our promise for the life to come. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6.  Those who hunger and thirst for evil are never satisfied and become addicted to all things evil.  There is hope and guidance toward the assurance of the constant flow of belonging to the One who created us to hunger and thirst for a relationship with our Lord God.

The decisions we make in how to live and the example we set before others counts. Our speech, our conduct, the way we live in faith and in purity count.  No matter how young we are or how old we are, how we choose to live counts.

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 17:6.

The Lord tests the righteous, but His soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence. For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face.  Psalm 11:5, 7.

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. I Timothy 4:10-12.