I am writing these instructions so that you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God.
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
According to this Code of Conduct derived from 1 Timothy, do you believe yourself to be qualified as an example to the youth?
I am prepared to be held accountable to this standard, as set out in 1 Timothy. I recognize the responsibility required in order to be an example to the youth in all areas of my life. I am committed to a life of holiness, as unto the Lord. I declare that there are no areas of willful sin in my life. Should I choose to live in a lifestyle of sin, or refuse to abide by this standard, I understand that I then relinquish my Timothy role.
If you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin,
it would be better for you to have a large millstone
tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.