and conflict between people whose corrupt minds have been robbed of the truth. They think that a godly life is a way to make a profit.
A godly life brings huge profits to people who are content with what they have.
We didn't bring anything into the world, and we can't take anything out of it.
As long as we have food and clothes, we should be satisfied.
But people who want to get rich keep falling into temptation. They are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires which drown them in destruction and ruin.
Certainly, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people who have set their hearts on getting rich have wandered away from the Christian faith and have caused themselves a lot of grief.
But you, man of God, must avoid these things. Pursue what God approves of: a godly life, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
Fight the good fight for the Christian faith. Take hold of everlasting life to which you were called and about which you made a good testimony in front of many witnesses.
In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and in the sight of Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony in front of Pontius Pilate,
I insist that, until our Lord Jesus Christ appears, you obey this command completely. Then you cannot be blamed for doing anything wrong.
At the right time God will make this known. God is the blessed and only ruler. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.