Live in faith and love, with endurance and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11
Paul’s first and second letters to Timothy were pastoral letters because they were addressed to ” pastors of souls “. Timothy was an assistant for Paul. Since the apostles who had seen Christ were dead, some people forgot that all of faith is based on what Christ taught. Instead of meditation on the teaching of the apostles, on tradition, some began to discuss and work out religious theories. So Timothy must be firm in eliminating the discussions which weaken the church and prevent the raised development of the love which saves people.
Paul commanded Timothy, his dear son to fight the good fight, fulfilling the prophetic words pronounced over him. He wanted the community to help its leaders morally and financially to receive double compensation, but they must fulfill their duties. Leaders are required to have a respectful and humble attitude towards the treasure entrusted to them to be transmitted to others.
Indeed, the love of money is the root of every evil. Because of this greed, some have wandered away from the faith, bringing on themselves afflictions of every kind. In reality, religion is a treasure if we are content with what we have. Be content with having food and clothing and strive to be holy and godly to fight the good fight of faith and win everlasting life to which we have been called in the presence of God to be witnesses thus.
God teaches us to love by putting some unlovely people around us.