–From “Choice Gleanings” daily calendar, March 12, 2011
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine: continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Timothy 4:16
Sometimes, to act in accordance with God’s word can be embarrassing and painful. It can even affect our relationships with our closest family and friends, although naturally we do our utmost to avoid this. However, when it comes to the “crunch” the Lord must come first, and He has promised blessing to you and others if you honour His word.
Lord grant that we aright may learn,
The wisdom Thy word imparts,
And to its heavenly teaching turn,
With simple childlike hearts.
The salvation in 1Timothy 4:16 is not talking about eternal life, but rather it includes preservation from evil, the world and its ways. Let us continue in truth, that our lives and the lives of those around us may be preserved.