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Dec 14 Devotion: Words of Exhortation

I Timothy 6:2 – “And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort

     The last five words of this verse challenge us to teach and exhort some things. It speaks of servants toward their masters and masters toward their servants. 

Definition of exhort – To urge earnestly by advice, warning, to admonish strongly, to encourage

Today, notice some words of exhortation to Christians:

1. Peace – Let the peace of God rule in your hearts

                    Col. 3:15, Philippians 4:6-9

2. Strength – Let the Word of Christ dwell in you

                    Col. 3:16, II Timothy 3:14-17

3. Conformity – Let this mind be in you

                    Philippians 2:5, Romans 12:1-2

4. Character – Let your moderation be known of you all

                      Philippians 4:5, Ephesians 4:32

5. Conduct – Let your conversation be without covetousness

                    Hebrews 13:5, I Timothy 4:12

6. Testimony – Let your light so shine before men

                     Matthew 5:14-16

7. Watchfulness – Let your life be ever ready

                     Luke 12:36, Matthew 24:42, Matthew 25:13

-Bro. Mike Goodson

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