(1 Timothy 4:1-8) – Godly discipline.
The world is moving further and further away from the Lord. Even those who at one time claimed to have a relationship with God will choose to walk away and give themselves over to teaching and lifestyles that God opposes.
Our relationship with the word of God has a direct correlation on the quality of our lives and the quality of our relationships with God.
When we move away from the word, we begin to adhere to teachings and lifestyles that lead us away from the abundant life God has intended for us.
Unbiblical teaching is a joy stealer.
It is good and right for us to train our hearts and minds with the word so as to be equipped for daily spiritual battle.
No training, no victory.
Training will force us to sacrifice and push away things that hold us back.
But it is worth it, because godliness is good for now and later. The reward for eternity is more than we can fathom.