Following Christ

24 Nov

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:7-8)

Paul tells here that we are to train in Godliness, yet, he doesn’t seem to actually tell us how to go about this. Perhaps it’s assumed we should already know how to go about doing this, or perhaps he wants us to infer how to train our-self in Godliness from context. – Either way, we can know that, whatever training our-self in Godliness looks like, it’s the opposite of studying “irreverent, silly myths.”  From this, we can draw the conclusion that training our-self in Godliness involves being reverent, and we go about it by studying some kind of solid, provable material.

In other words, Paul wants us to train our-self in Godliness, by reading and studying Scripture. He does not want us to study irreverent myths, such as what the Pope may tell us, or such as Ellen G. White may tell us. He wants us to search out the Scripture for our-self, and find the truth. More specifically, he wants us to search out the Scriptures, and find the only truth, the only way into Heaven, and the source of our new life: Jesus Christ! I believe that training in Godliness can only really be accomplished when we look to the one who was God incarnate, and follow the example that He has given to us.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


Posted by on November 24, 2012 in Delivered Through Love


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5 responses to “Following Christ

  1. tacticianjenro

    November 29, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    I decided to drop by your blog from reading your comments from several months ago. I am hoping you are faring well! You are an awesome kid on the right track, God bless you Joshua! 🙂

    • Joshua Cleveland

      November 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      Thank’s a lot Tacticianjenro, you’re always very encouraging. I pray God will bless you as well. 🙂


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