1 Timothy 6:11-16
11 “But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.13 I direct you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate,14 that you keep the commandment without fault or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.”
Flee from these things: Paul’s words would have undoubtedly been encouraging to Timothy. Paul saw him as a man of God capable of running this church and avoiding all types of evil.
Good confession: When Timothy agreed with God about the Gospel he was saved. Notice that Paul did not state that Timothy was saved when he was baptized or performed a certain amount of good works. No, he was saved when he confessed Christ. This is the confession that Paul encouraged Timothy to keep in the midst of his oversight of the church. If he keeps this confession, he will be above reproach in all things.
Appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: The Apostles likely believed that Christ would return in their lifetime. Yet this was not the proper time. Christ will return at the right time. This is what we wait for and yearn for as Christians.