Paul in this passage challenges Timothy to be on guard against false teaching and doctrines and to train in godliness so that he may be able to pass on sound teaching to the Ephesian church. He emphasises the importance of training in godliness now because life is short and fleeting but godliness has value for now and for the future life. As Christians we need to be training in godliness and sound doctrine now so that we might save not only ourselves but also those we teach, through the grace of the Lord Jesus.We must devote all areas of lives to promoting God's kingdom and training in godliness. Are you training yourself in godliness and sound doctrine? Are you growing to be more like Jesus?