But you, man of God, flee from all this,
and pursue righteousness godliness, faith, love,
endurance and gentleness.
Fight the good fight of the faith.
Take hold of the eternal life
to which you were called when
you made your good confession
in the presence of many witnesses.
In the sight of God,
who gives life to everything,
and of Christ Jesus, who while
testifying before Pontius Pilate
made the good confession,
I charge you to keep this command
without spot or blame until the appearing
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which God will bring about in His own time -
God, the blessed and only Ruler,
the King of kings and Lord of lords,
who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light,
whom no one has seen or can see.
To Him be honour and might forever.
1 Timothy 6:11-16 NIV