The teaching of the false teachers differs from that of Christ, and their conduct likewise differs. Their kind of teaching arises out of pride and creates argument, which in turn leads to suspicious thoughts and insulting talk about others. Paul knows that their real reason for setting themselves up as Christian teachers is to become rich. (6:3-5)
Christianity does make a person rich, but not in the way the false teachers think. Christians are rich when they learn to be satisfied with what they have, and are not always wanting more. The true wealth that we ought to pursue is religion, with a contented mind, because it promotes happiness than wealth can ever do, and this is what should be regarded as the great object of life.
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