1 Timothy 6:1-21, NLT
1 Timothy 6
1All slaves should show full respect for their masters so they will not bring shame on the name of God and his teaching.
False Teaching and True Riches
Teach these things, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.
6Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
9But 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.
Paul’s Final Instructions
11But 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.
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.
17Teach 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.
20Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge.
May God’s grace be with you all.