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. Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to
which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses. And I charge you before God, who gives
life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey this command without
wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 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.
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.
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. 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. By doing this they will be
storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.
Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their
so-called knowledge. Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness.
May God’s grace be with you all.