1 Timothy 4:6-16 - The Good Servant Of Christ

6 If thou remind the brethren of these things, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourishing them with the words of faith, and of the good doctrine whereto thou hast attained. 7 But avoid profane and old wives fables, and exercise thyself unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having the promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.

9 This is faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of them that believe.

11 These things command and teach. 12 Let no one despise thy youth; but be a pattern to them that believe, in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give thyself to reading, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate on these things; be wholly in them, that thy profiting may appear in all things. 16 Take heed to thyself and to thy teaching: continue in them, for in so doing thou shalt save both thyself and them that hear thee.