1 Timothy 4:16
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Timothy is first to take heed to himself and then to the doctrine. This emphasizes the importance of the personal life of every servant of Christ. By continuing in the things Paul wrote about previously, reading, exhortation, and instruction, Timothy would save his life and then would be able to tell others, so that they could be saved as well.