Re: Verse reading–1 Timothy 6:3-19 (day four) It is not enough to just avoid the temptations of life…we have to fill our lives with good to keep the void in our character from backfilling. Verse 11 says, “But flee from these things you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.” Pursue…it is a relentless pursuit that doesn’t give up, a determined, unrelenting vocation. Our goal is to overtake and conquer these character qualities. Paul is encouraging Timothy to spend his life focused on the truth of a right relationship with God. Time spent in pursuit of riches is misguided and lost time. We are chasing after a mirage. Focus on God…do good, be rich in good works, and be generous and ready to share. These qualities form a foundation that is stable and strong…you will find true life…not a drifting ghost of deception from the father of lies.