1 Timothy 4:15-16
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Paul is charging Timothy with living a life committed to living out what he teaches. The Lord wants our lives to reflect sound teaching, and He wants our lives to become evidence of His redemptive plan and part of His gospel message to everyone. Our words are able to speak the truth, but when our lives line up with the truth we speak grace floods from us and assaults the shroud and deception of this world. When we are obedient to the Lord His message of truth and hope, the gospel, shines from us. Obey the gospel and become a part of His message of hope and salvation!
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