A Good Servant of Christ Jesus
If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, d nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.
But e reject profane and old wives' fables, and f exercise yourself toward godliness.
For g bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, h having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.
For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, i who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
These things command and teach.
Let no one despise your youth, but be an j example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
k Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy l with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.
Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.
Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
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2 Timothy 3:14
But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.
2 Timothy 2:16
But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.
Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
1 Corinthians 8:8
But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.
For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth.
Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.
In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility.
1 Peter 5:3
Nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
2 Timothy 1:6
Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
Whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them.
1 Timothy 5:22
Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people's sins; keep yourself pure.