The letter was written by Paul, probably about age 65, to Timothy, almost certainly in his 30’s. The passage is found in the 6th chapter of 1st Timothy in the New Testament.
Here is what we know about Timothy.
“Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek.” – Acts 16:1
“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.” – Paul, in his second letter to Timothy, chapter 1, verse 5
“No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.” – Paul, in his first letter to Timothy, chapter 5