Early second century Papyrus 46, includes both chapters of Timothy in the index.
1 Timothy 4The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 8 For physical training is of some value, but
Godliness has value for all things,
holding promise for both the present life
and the life to come.
9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.
10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
God is wise. Telling us to watch our lives, which centers on the relationship to God. Our hearts. Watch our own lives to see if our heart and actions would please God. Persevere in being in honest conversation to God. Realign ourselves to God when we fall back. Persevere.
9 Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him. 10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.
It is not one season where we get right with God. We seek to please God. He is our destination. We can never earn with perfect lives our Salvation, but God knows mankind and merely trying to please God to our best capacity is pleasing to God. This is the very essence of God - God is Love. This is why Jesus is pressed in by the crowd. God is Good.
Jesus tells us John 16 how much the Father loves us. Just for being in Love with Jesus. This is one of the ways we show we love God, by listening and doing the Words of the Holy Spirit.
Thank You Father God, for the healing You have done for centuries. Be with us today and help us to look to you in sincerity, joy and Love. We need You, Father God, far more than you need us. In Jesus we pray today for all manner of healing in ourselves, our beloved families, friends, Churches, careers, this nation and the world. Amen.
That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Thank You, Jesus Christ Our LORD.
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