1 Timothy 1:1-2
I, Paul, write to you, Timothy. May you be blessed by God and Christ Jesus with their kindness and mercy.
Defend and promote thetrue Christian doctrine. Teach itand live byit. AlsoI instruct you how to strengthen the congregation, which upholds the truth.
I instruct you how people who belong to God’s family and who hold fast to the truth should conduct themselves.
Be sure that you conduct yourself well and that you teach the true doctrine.
I instruct you how to act toward various groups in the church.
Live in a way that agrees with Christian doctrine, and complete what I have commanded.