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1 Timothy 4

August 22, 2009

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

14 thoughts on “1 Timothy 4”

  1. 8 -For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

    I have been hearing more lately about the "life to come". That I need to be more godly and more astute and more courageous, as if there is some big project I am being prepped to perform. It is a little daunting.

  2. 8 -For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

    I have been hearing more lately about the "life to come". That I need to be more godly and more astute and more courageous, as if there is some big project I am being prepped to perform. It is a little daunting.

  3. Catherine Marshall entitled one of her books, Something More, with the thought that God has always got something more for us which is why we need to keep spiritually fit and "diligent in these matters" (v.15).

    But I also think there are special times when God does prepare us for things he knows are ahead, and he can be trusted to know how much we can handle.

  4. Catherine Marshall entitled one of her books, Something More, with the thought that God has always got something more for us which is why we need to keep spiritually fit and "diligent in these matters" (v.15).

    But I also think there are special times when God does prepare us for things he knows are ahead, and he can be trusted to know how much we can handle.

  5. v.12 "set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

    Christians are called to be good role models, and the world is desperately short of good role models.

  6. v.12 "set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

    Christians are called to be good role models, and the world is desperately short of good role models.

  7. "For everything God created is good…if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer" v.4-5

    I guess this is why we say 'grace' before we eat – it is an act of thanksgiving and consecration. However the implications of thses verses are much wider than just what we eat.

  8. "For everything God created is good…if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer" v.4-5

    I guess this is why we say 'grace' before we eat – it is an act of thanksgiving and consecration. However the implications of thses verses are much wider than just what we eat.

  9. v.1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

    It surprises us that Christians could follow deceiving spirits. However there are examples: Peter (Matt 16:21-23); Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5) and Paul warned of it in Acts 20:30.

  10. v.1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

    It surprises us that Christians could follow deceiving spirits. However there are examples: Peter (Matt 16:21-23); Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5) and Paul warned of it in Acts 20:30.

  11. v.3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

    Some abstain from certain foods and marriage, probably because at some point they have been abused – adultery or gluttony for example, but essentially they are good gifts from God which we should enjoy with thankfulness.

  12. v.3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

    Some abstain from certain foods and marriage, probably because at some point they have been abused – adultery or gluttony for example, but essentially they are good gifts from God which we should enjoy with thankfulness.

  13. v.8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

    Godliness has value even for this present life. Physical training requires regularly doing the same exercises while godliness requires regularly living the right way.

  14. v.8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

    Godliness has value even for this present life. Physical training requires regularly doing the same exercises while godliness requires regularly living the right way.

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