1 Timothy 4:12 – Are you setting an example for believers?

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 33:1‐34:22, 1 Timothy 4:1‐16, Psalm 89:1‐13, Proverbs 25:23‐24

Context: Paul challenges Timothy to train himself in godliness and keep a close watch on his teaching.

1 Timothy 4:12 “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”


  • Let no one despise (kataphroneo – to think little of, look down on, disrespect) you for your  youth
  • Set the believers an example:
    • In speech
    • In conduct
    • In love
    • In faith
    • In purity

Apply: God wants me to set an example in each of the five areas above.  Today I want to focus on my conduct setting an example for the others I work beside at camp.

Which of these five traits do you need to focus on setting an example in today?


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