BDBD is 1 Timothy 4:8-16

  Paul encourages his young friend, fellow pastor, and brother in Christ to teach the truth and set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity (11, 12). Setting an example is not as easy as it appears.
   Setting a good example does not include letting others control my words, actions, and life. I am not to allow others to take advantage of me and lead me away from the life of godliness (8). Setting an example also does not mean that I lord over and judge others. Nor is godliness a badge to wear was if to boast and show off.
   Setting an example means that I am to know the gift and abilities God gave me and exercise them (14, 15). Living by faith in love may seem fruitless, ineffective, and sometimes counter to helping others know Christ. It is not.
   Paul did not know all the troubles he went through to help young believers like Timothy would also benefit those who read this letter. So to I can be assured that God will take my small actions to save myself and others (16).