Bible: 1 Timothy 6:5-19
6:11 But you, as a person dedicated to God, 6 keep away from all that. 7 Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness. 6:12 Compete well 8 for the faith and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession 9 for 10 in the presence of many witnesses. 6:13 I charge you 11 before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made his good confession 12 before Pontius Pilate, 6:14 to obey 13 this command 14 without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ 6:15 – whose appearing 15 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 16 not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, 17 but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. 6:18 Tell them to do good, 18 to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others. 19 6:19 In this way they will save up 20 a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation 21 for the future and so lay hold of 22 what is truly life.