Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Verse 4 (1 Timothy 4:4)

For every creature of God is good - That is: Every creature which God has made for man's nourishment is good for that purpose, and to be thankfully received whenever necessary for the support of human life; and nothing of that sort is at any time to be refused, ουδεν αποβλητον , rejected or despised. We find a saying very similar to this in Lucian's Timon: Ουτοι αποβλητα εισι δωρα τα παρα Διος . The gifts which are from Jove ought not to be Despised. This appears to have been a proverbial saying among the heathens.

- Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible