Bible: 1 Timothy 6:3-21
6:11 But you, as a person dedicated to God, 7 keep away from all that. 8 Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness. 6:12 Compete well 9 for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession 10 for 11 in the presence of many witnesses. 6:13 I charge you 12 before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made his good confession 13 before Pontius Pilate, 6:14 to obey 14 this command 15 without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ 6:15 – whose appearing 16 the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time. 6:16 He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power! Amen.
6:17 Command those who are rich in this world’s goods 17 not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, 18 but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. 6:18 Tell them to do good, 19 to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others. 20 6:19 In this way they will save up 21 a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation 22 for the future and so lay hold of 23 what is truly life.
6:20 O Timothy, protect what has been entrusted to you. Avoid 24 the profane chatter and absurdities 25 of so-called “knowledge.” 26 6:21 By professing it, some have strayed from the faith. 27 Grace be with you all. 28