Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)
Flee.
 Compare 1 Tim. 6:11. Here, Paul applies the broad principles stated in 2 Tim. 2:21. He explains the nature of a “vessel unto honour.”
Lusts.
 Gr. epithumiai, “desires” (see on Mark 4:19; James 1:14). Impatient self-assertion and other traits so often revealed by young people are here referred to.
Follow.
 See on 1 Tim. 6:11.
Righteousness.
 See on Matt. 5:6.
Faith.
 See on Heb. 11:1.
Charity.
 That is, love (see on 1 Cor. 13:1).
Peace.
 See on 1 Cor. 1:3.
Pure heart.
 That is, of those who have departed “from iniquity” (v. 19), those who “purge” themselves (v. 21). This foursided picture describes the “sanctified” life (v. 21), to which God will enable every sincere Christian to attain (see on Rom. 6:19).