Postcards from Paul, part 10

1 Timothy 6:11-21  (HCSB)


Fight the Good Fight
11 But you, man of God, run from these things,and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,love, endurance, and gentleness.
12 Fight the good fight for the faith;take hold of eternal life that you were called to and have made a good confession about
in the presence of many witnesses.13 In the presence of God, who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus, who gave a good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you 14 to keep the command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 God will bring this about in His own time. He is the blessed and only Sovereign,the King of kings,
and the Lord of lords,16 the only One who has immortality,dwelling in unapproachable light;no one has seen or can see Him,
to Him be honor and eternal might.Amen.

Instructions to the Rich
17 Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God,[a] who richly provides us with all things to enjoy. 18 Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good reserve[b] for the age to come, so that they may take hold of life that is real.

Guard the Heritage
20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding irreverent, empty speech and contradictions from the “knowledge” that falsely bears that name. 21 By professing it, some people have deviated from the faith. Grace be with all of you

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