2 Tim. 2:20-23 (ESV)
Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.  Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.
 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.  Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.
We have been set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house for every good work. It has been done, we were made holy in baptism. The Master of the House, Jesus Christ will use us for all good works. Paul tells Timothy then to flee from youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, these are not youthful, but mature passions. These are what we want to set our minds on. Of course when one is in his youth it is hard not to have youthful passions. I think I still have them. Timothy, probably did too. Paul tells him not that he can’t have them, but to flee from them, and pursue the mature. Today I think there is a tendency to prolong youth, rather than shorten it. There comes a time to put aside childish things, and become a man. Why is youth so worshiped in our society? What is wrong with growing up?
Have nothing to do with foolish ignorant controversies. Would for the life of me, God would give me discernment to know what is a foolish controversy, and what is one that needs to be addressed. How many congregations are torn apart by foolish controversies, that breed quarrels? Quarreling with in a congregation is very rarely, if ever, edifying. We don’t need to indulge them. I think perhaps sometimes congregations can be to patient with people. We forgive and forgive as one person sows seeds of discord. We worry about that one persons soul, but in the meantime, how many are lost due to the quarreling? Paul’s advice here is something to take to heart.