This week we continue our series Steadfastness in 1 Timothy.  We began chapter 6 covering verses 1-5:

(1Ti 6:1 ESV) Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.
(1Ti 6:2 ESV) Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.
(1Ti 6:3 ESV) If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness,
(1Ti 6:4 ESV) he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,
(1Ti 6:5 ESV) and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

As we seek to live lives honoring to God we must maintain a firm ground in His word alone and unchanging.  In this foundation we find a true and honest assessment of who we are in Christ and contentment with where He has placed us in this world.  We then seek to serve Him, pleasing Him alone – never twisting His word or pandering to the world.