Being godly men and women

November 15th, 2018

1 Timothy 6:11-12 NLT – But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. [12] Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.

This section is titled Paul’s final instructions. He reaffirms Timothy at the start and at the end. He starts with saying he is a man of God and finishes with you have declared your faith so well before many others.

In the middle Paul reminds Timothy to run from evil, to hold tight to his faith, to be loving, to persevere, and to be gentle. Paul wants Timothy to hold tightly to his faith in Christ and to live in a way that reflects that.

These are all things we should strive for if we too want to be godly men and women for Christ. Let us purpose in our hearts today to strive for these things.

God Bless,