Teach these things, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. 3 Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life. 4 Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions. 5 These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy. ~ 1Timothy 6:3-5
Paul is instructing Timothy to teach hard and strong…. know the TRUE gospel and teach it and it alone. He realizes that there are many and will be many that teach a false doctrine. Anything taught other than the truth is dangerous and can lead people to death. They lack understanding and are ALWAYS ready to argue that they are right, using words and scripture that makes it appear truth…. they are arrogant and stubborn. Have you ever met anyone like this when it comes to “doctrine”? The entire world is wrong and you are an idiot if you don’t believe them. We have all seen it.
Paul says that the truth leads to a Godly life not a life of anger, jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions! There is only one way to know what is the true gospel and what is not. KNOW and LOVE God, know the voice of the Lord, know the Holy Spirit and KNOW YOUR WORD…. not by what someone teaches you but from the WORD.
He says that “a show of godliness is only a way to get rich” Some people get very rich in the name of the Lord…. think about it.
Now go out and have an EPIC day