“Train yourself to be godly” (NIV). “Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness” (NASB) (γύμναζε δὲ σεαυτὸν πρὸς εὐσέβειαν). Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come” (I Timothy 4:7-8).

Training is a common part of life. Whether it’s occupational, educational, musical or athletic, you don’t excel at anything without training. And while training usually involves others (teachers, mentors, coaches, etc…), a necessary part is always self-training. This means practice, discipline and focus on the thing we desire to learn. Note this word again: “Train yourself to be godly” (NIV). “Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness” (NASB).

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