“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers” (1 Timothy 4:16, NIV).
Paul makes a connection between our life and our doctrine. It’s a mistake to think the two are not connected. They are intertwined, linked to each other. Our doctrine—what we believe—will be displayed in how we live. For this reason, we need to make sure that there aren’t any inconsistencies between the two!