Pray that the saints would practice to nourish themselves first in order to nourish others, especially the new believers (1 Tim. 4:6 and notes 61, 62, 63, 64, and 65; Jer. 15:16 and note 161; Ezek. 3:1-4; Hymns, #912, s. 3 and chorus).
1 Tim. 4:6—If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed.
Jer. 15:16—Your words were found and I ate them, / And Your word became to me / The gladness and joy of my heart, / For I am called by Your name, / O Jehovah, God of hosts.
Ezek. 3:1-4—Then He said to me, Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and He gave me that scroll to eat. And He said to me, Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your inward parts with this scroll that I am giving you. And I ate it, and it was like honey in my mouth in its sweetness. Then He said to me, Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.
For further reading please refer to Life-study of 1 Timothy, msg. 8, pp. 69-70; 72-73.
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