"Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1 Tim. 4:7b-8). What are individual believers and local churches to do in the face of rampant false teaching and moral decline? Timothy, stationed in Ephesus, was struggling with this question, just as we are today. A major element of Paul’s answer in 1 Timothy 4–6 is that we must continue to give ourselves to the gospel—to “the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness” (1 Tim. 6:3). As we move forward this year in our study of 1 Timothy, we learn that life rooted in the gospel bears fruit in every way. We learn what gospel-centered godliness looks like in personal conduct, family life, church leadership, and even in attitudes toward money and possessions. We learn that pursuing godliness is ultimately the best way to live. As Paul says in 1 Timothy 6:6, “there is great gain in godliness”!