QT – I Timothy 4

Vs. 2, “Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”  The Ephesian church had been warned already about the coming of false doctrine.  It isn’t the supposed growing intelligence of scholars, but the satanic influence of demons!  So much that so called professed believers deny the basic doctrines of the Bible.  The problem is not with the head…but with the heart!  We also see Paul’s analogy that if we put effort into our spiritual lives like we do our physical, than we would surely grow too!  Also, no matter hold old we are…we must do our best to live for God and not let others affect the way we live for Him!

Regarding application…Why We Are Diligent.  Vs. 15, “Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.”  Though this may be directed towards Spiritual leaders in the church…I believe this applies to all of us!  When we are dedicated to His Word, dedicated to Prayer and dedicated to serve…we all can help others progress in their walks with the Lord.  Isn’t that what it’s about?  It’s about helping all of us grow together…it isn’t just the Pastor’s job.  All of us are part of one body.  Our prayers, our attitudes, our servant like hearts…we all need to be rowing the boat together!  That’s why we do S.A.G’s and have accountability, because we can’t do it on our own.