Love of Money

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In verses 6-12, Paul teaches the following:

  1. Goal: godliness with contentment
  2. Implied: a person can experience godliness without contentment!
  3. Existence: we enter and leave the world with nothing of value
  4. Needs: food and clothing
  5. Wants: everything else
  6. Danger: love of everything else
  7. Consequence: ruin and destruction
  8. Alternative: pursuit of righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness
  9. Word picture: fight the good fight of faith
  10. Result: eternal life
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