Weekly Truth

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1 Timothy 4:7-9

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry the good news of Jesus with us wherever we go.

Over the course of this study, we will memorize 1 Timothy 4:7b–9, the key verses for our plan. Let’s begin by memorizing verse 7 and the first part of verse 8.

Write the passage out by hand, say it aloud, or test your knowledge with a friend!

Train yourself in godliness. For the training of the body has limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance.
—1 Timothy 4:7b–9

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  1. Chelsea Kay Edwards says:

    Excited to do this. Write this on my heart

  2. Maddie Kirk says:

    Train yourself in godliness. The training of the body has limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. 1 Tim 4:7b-9

  3. Keitumetse Tlapu says:

    This is the best way to start any day❤️

  4. Jessica Lukens says:

    Laura, thank you! I used to memorize scripture all the time as a child, but have fallen out of the habit. As I used the method you recommended to come this verse to memory, I realized how much of the “falling out” was because I thought it should just take me a minute to memorize, which, of course, it doesn’t. This was such a beautiful way to spend 10 minutes and an exercise in training as well. :)

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  6. Rebecca Ulep says:

    I have been trying to become a morning person for years now. I fail time and time again. I desire to wake early, read my Bible, and get my workout done for the day. God has whispered to my heart many times that if I start with His word and seek him first, my body and the exercise piece will fall into place. Thank you Lord for this very timely reminder.

  7. Adrienne Maples says:

    ❤ Love this verse! Excited to memorize it!

  8. Sydney DeLoach says:

    In a week of frantically exercising and feeling guilty when I don’t, God sends me this scripture to remind me that while it is admirable to care for what He gave me, it shouldn’t be the focus of my heart. What a good God we serve!

  9. Amber Sapp says:

    ❤️ love these verses

  10. Carol says:

    Memorization of God’s Word is the best way to take the Bible with you. It is always with you to guide you and to help others. Thank you for these verses to reflect upon. It helps me to deal with the now and to look forward to our heavenly home.

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  12. KJ Johnson says:

    This is a great verse to memorize, I’m excited to meditate on is as I repeat it in my head and heart. Our church is starting a prayer and fast for 21 days staring today. This is a good verse to remind me to focus on godliness rather than the physical. God bless!

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  16. Brandy Deruso says:

    Lord you always keep your promises!

  17. Julie Elliott says:

    Thanks for sharing Jess, I didn’t see this when reading the whole scripture but now you’ve highlighted this phrase it really struck me as being important.

  18. Jess Kamm says:

    “Holds promise for the present life” reminds me that Gods Word is relevant for my everyday struggles & joys.

  19. Sarah Rose says:

    As someone who really struggles with memorization, this sounds so helpful. Thanks for sharing Laura! I’ll have to give your method a try!

  20. Barb Deese says:

    I’m going to try that method for memorizing scripture. Thanks for sharing it.

  21. Beth Truax says:

    Excellent week of learning. I picked up John Mark Comers book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. He was the guest on last Monday’s podcast. Two chapters in and I love how he is speaking truth to my soul. I really need to stop the hurry, stop the crazy pace of distraction the world is trying to stuff down my throat. We are to redeem our time here on earth. Time only exists for us. I want to be intentional in how I spend my life. Think the thought I think and not what “big tech” thinks I need to hear. I need to clear out the chaos to hear Jesus.

  22. Colleen Politanski says:

    12Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 16Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

  23. Laura McLeod says:

    Wanted to share a method for memorizing scripture with you all! When I learned this method 2 years ago it changed me! First, Break down the section into phrases, then repeat the first phrase rythmically and out loud 8 times. Add the 1st and 2nd phrase together, repeat 8 times. Add a 3rd phrase to the first 2, repeat 8 times. It’s important to create a rythym with your words and go slowly. It’s more about letting each word change you than being able to spout it off quickly! Hope that makes sense and helps!

  24. Denise N says:

    Very well said Erin!!

  25. Ashley P. says:

    I can see the image, but it’s not the right size to save as a lockscreen. All the previous lockscreen images are taller and narrower, this one is a different size.

  26. Nina Maes says:

    ❤️❤️❤️ AMEN

  27. Erin Jarboe says:

    To eat healthy food is to consume the Word of God.

    To weigh in and check my progress is to pray in Jesus’ name.

    To do cardio and keep my heart healthy is to train my heart every day through discipline, fellowship, and service.

  28. Maiya K says:

    Training takes time.

  29. Tara Ulrich says:

    Beautiful and well said! Thanks for sharing ❤️

  30. Tara Ulrich says:

    Beautiful! And well said. Thanks for sharing ❤️

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  32. Denise Harlow says:

    Yes! My father just passed away a couple of weeks ago end it was a true reminder for me! And I work out and I’m very focused on health but I want to be even more focused on my heart & mind!

  33. Shelli Hankins says:

    I have the most difficult time memorizing scripture. Lord give me the insight and wisdom to carry these words in my heart!

  34. Heidi V says:

    I have the image and verse but haven’t been able to share on Instagram due to error message for months. I usually just take a picture and crop it to fit and post it that way. So grateful for how God used the spiritual disciplines we studied this week to help me deal with an issue and create a path forward. So grateful to SRT for being the hands and feet of Jesus!!

  35. Kristen Blanford says:

    And how perfect is this for the new year when everyone seems to be focused on their bodies. For years I have been over focused on my body, and just looks in general, which will and are fading. It’s not that we should neglect our bodies, but godliness is beneficial for eternity long after our bodies expire. Lord, help me live in light of this truth!

  36. Rhonda J. says:

    Our church/pastor spoke of this today! And also reminded us of the book Purpose Driven Life which is such a good one if you haven’t heard of it or read it! We must be obedient to God, obeying and fulfilling our purpose! A great analogy was you don’t want to be climbing a ladder all your life for success and get to the top of the building to realize it is the wrong one you had been climbing the whole time! He also gave us a study on how few people read their bibles, even purse Christians rarely read the Word! How can we spend so much time doing all this other stuff but not want to soak up the living words of God!? SRT has certainly been so helpful for me and I love that more and more people are joining us here!

  37. Andrea Martin says:

    I needed this today. As I was preparing to go and purchase Yoga Mats and workout out equipment for my physical health. I am reminded that even though that is important-it’s not the most important focus or thing that I can do for my life. Focusing on Godliness benefits me overall and in what’s to come! Thank you God for the reminder.

  38. Maura says:

    1st Timothy 4:7b-9 is the scripture this morning if you are unable to see it. I looked up the word godliness and it is defined as “the quality being devoutly religious.” In this scripture I believe again what I see is train yourself to draw near to God, to read the word, to seek Him and His grace, for He has shown me it is only by the grace of Jesus I am made clean. Only in that grace and love do I become a child of the King. And so I can come and sit at the feet of Jesus and dwell in the love and peace that has been given in the Word. This would be the godliness I am called to, to love like our Jesus.

  39. Brandy Deruso says:

    Have value in your place in christ!

  40. Brandy Deruso says:

    Lord i thank you

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  44. Dianna McFarland says:

    I have no image or verse.
    This saying is truth and I need to fully accept it: Train myself in godliness. It’s beneficial for me to do here on earth and in heaven. Memorizing Scripture that will encourage me to stretch and use muscles that haven’t been used for awhile. Look for ways to be training in our God devoted actions; being fearful of God not man; being a loving servant; zealous for God and the life He has blessed me with

  45. Lyndsey Bell says:

    As someone who has worked hard over the past year to train my body by working out more consistently, I must admit that I am not as diligent in training in godliness, even though I know that is more important. One of my goals this year is to be more diligent. To make it a daily habit, and not just for five minutes.

  46. Megan Trevino says:

    So true! I can relate to what you are saying.

  47. Jamie Varvel says:

    My app says “error” when I try to share the verse. But I’m excited for a memory verse challenge! Been a while since I have been intentional about scripture memory.

  48. Amanda Keldsen says:

    By far my favorite verse!! Speaks to me so deeply! I hear you, God!

  49. Kellie Scott says:

    No image or verse for me either but was able to read all of the passage through the Bible link!

  50. Andi Clark says:

    Chalk one up for another can’t see the verse / image.

  51. Tammy Brown says:

    I have no image or verse either

  52. Crystal Hill says:

    No image or verse me too
    Also can’t share images to Instagram for a while now too

  53. Emily B. says:

    Love this! Thank you for sharing!

  54. Rea Queen says:

    The word YOURSELF jumped out at me as I read and meditated on this verse in 1 Timothy. We train OURSELVES in Godliness. It starts with our own hearts. It is personal first. I get in the Word for myself, my own heart, my own relationship. Then, in the goodness and kindness of the Lord, the overflow will be great for others.

  55. Churchmouse says:

    “Train yourself in godliness.” Godliness is progressive, not immediate. Give yourself time. Give yourself grace.

  56. Wanda Smith says:

    4For everything created by God is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

  57. Dianne Pacewicz says:

    No image or verse for me either.

  58. Jilynn Parmly says:

    FYI- No image coming up for me.

  59. Imogen Johnson says:

    No image and verse here either

  60. Sarah Keene says:

    Hi, no verse and no image coming up for me. I read the chapter but just FYI!!