because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
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If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
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Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
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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.
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This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.
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That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
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Command and teach these things.
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Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
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Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
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Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
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Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.