Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1 Timothy 4:16
Timothy was instructed to give attention to not only the teaching of God’s Word, but to live by it. The consistent living out the teachings of the Bible give evidence to the power of God’s Word to save and transform. Its a doubly effective practice that results in one’s own salvation and those around them.
How is my consistency? Do I watch my doctrine and live by it too? Yes, I feel I am fairly consistent? What is the result?… Are others being saved around me?
God, this is Your plan, one person inspired to follow You, that in turn inspires others to follow You. Help me be an attractive witness for the Word of God as I live accordingly, daily under Your strength.