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that is no excuse for being disrespectful. Those slaves should work all the
harder because their efforts are helping other believers who are well loved.
False Teaching and True Riches
Teach these things, Timothy,
and encourage everyone
to obey them.
Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome
teachings of the Lord J esus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life. 4 Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding.
Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words.
This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions. 5 These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they
have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a
way to become wealthy.
you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with
you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 15 For,
At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and
only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. 16 He alone
can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach
him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will.
All honor and power
to him forever! Amen.
Yet true godliness
is itself great wealth.
After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we
can’t take anything with us when we leave it. 8 So if we have enough food and
clothing, let us be content.
9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by
many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people,
craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves
with many sorrows.
Paul’s Final Instructions
But you, Timothy,
are a man of God;
so run from all these evil things.
Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance,
and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the
eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. 13 And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and
before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, 14 that
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in
their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly
gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do
good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up
their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience
Timothy, guard what God
has entrusted to you.
Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-
called knowledge. 21 Some people have wandered from the faith by following
May God’s grace be with you all.
1 Timothy 6:15
AT JUST THE
Crist WILL BE REVEALED
from heaven by the
King OF ALL KINGS
blessed and only
Lo r d
of all lords.