Paul considered Timothy his son, even though Timothy was not biologically Paul's son.
(I know what that's like. I have a few children that I've "come by". ;-) )
in this letter of Paul's to Timothy, Paul speaks to him as a father
would to his son, telling him some things Timothy should be or do to be a
good Christ follower.
Perhaps, like Timothy, we ought to read & heed these instructions of Paul...
1 Timothy 6
10a For the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil.
you, Timothy, are a man of God;
so run from all these evil things.
and a godly life,
along with faith,
12a Fight the good fight
for the true faith.
Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has
20a ...guard what God has entrusted to you...