Are -we- setting an example?

I am sick of being sick. Whole bearing some raw emotions about that fact, I am reminded of a particular Bible verse: 1 Timothy 4:12. My life leaves a reflection on this world. Good or bad. Positive or negative. As a lover or hater.

1 Timothy 4:12 were Paul’s words to his spiritual son, Timothy, and words we need today. They are words God gave Paul, and to us.

“Command and teach these things. 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” (vs. 11-12).

My heart may be frail. It may even break. I may even cry in that rare moment, but God is sovereign and He will use it all. He will help me to be an example to the brethren that is worth setting!

Five areas of my life to be examined:

In what I say

In what I do

In how I love

In my faith

In my pursuit of purity

God bless you all! Sick or not, we all need this lesson…When we fail, He catches us. We can:




Because of who we serve the Lord God Amighty: the holy One!


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2 thoughts on “Are -we- setting an example?

  1. AMEN!!! I so agree with you. Everyone needs this whether sick or not. You have helped me see I need to focus on this as well. I know the past few months I have not been a good example in what I say, do, how I love or in my faith. Probably not in purity either. I have to start changing that today. With the Lord’s help you, me and everyone can live out this verse and be an example to all.

  2. Give Jason the homework on helping you evaluate how you have actually been, while you do your part and repent for how you have struggled but desire to give all of you to all of God! I need to do the same.

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