1 Timothy 4:11-16 Questions
1 Timothy 4:11-16
Godly Men Endure by Examining their Lives with Truth
The Christian life is always being examined by the world and by the world’s standard. Do you examine yourself and what standard do you use?
Paul tells Timothy to have a ‘model life.’ What are the five keys to having a model life? Why is speech the first of the five keys? How do the other four keys to a ‘model life’ flow from this one? When people hear you speak, do they hear the heart of a man who loves God, or do they hear the heart of a man who loves the world?
Paul’s instruction to Timothy is to delegate the truth, reading Scripture, exhortation, and teaching. Being a delegate of truth means knowing it, using it, and explaining it. Do you consider yourself a delegate of the truth? One component of delegating truth is explaining it, or teaching it? Would you consider yourself a teacher of the truth?
The result of a model life and delegating truth is enduring faith. When push comes to shove are people encouraged by your faith? What are two specific examinations you can implement in your life to strengthen your faith?