In Summary

On this subject, the best advice to disciple-making ministers comes from the apostle Paul, who after warning Timothy that the “love of money is a root of all sorts of evil,” and saying that “some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many a pang,” then admonished him,

Flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness (1 Tim. 6:11, emphasis added).