1 Timothy 6:2-12
2These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
11But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Pursue Defn: to seek after eagerly, earnestly endeavor to acquire
Flee Defn: to shun or avoid by flight
Flee and Pursue....
Righteousness: 1343 dikaiosýnē (from 1349 /díkē, "a judicial verdict") – properly,judicial approval (the verdict of approval); in the NT, the approval of God ("divine approval"). cf John 16 - HS righteousness - right-standing; 1 Jn 1:9,2:1
Godliness: 2150 eusébeia (from 2095 /eú "well" and 4576 /sébomai, "venerate, pay homage") – properly, someone's inner response to the things of God which shows itself in godly piety (reverence). 2150 /eusébeia("godly heart-response") naturally expresses itself in reverence for God, i.e. what He calls sacred (worthy of veneration).
What are you fleeing that you could be pursuing?
What are you pursuing that you could be fleeing?
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