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2 Timothy 2:7

Mar 23, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Timothy, 2 Timothy (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Friday, 23 March 2018

Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things. 2 Timothy 2:7

Paul now gives an exhortation as to the words he has just passed on to Timothy. The words, “Consider what I say,” are present and active. It gives the sense of “Consider what I am saying.” For this reason, some scholars tie his words not to what he has just said (concerning the comparisons concerning the soldier, the athlete, and the farmer), but to what he is about to say concerning the great and theologically weighty words about Jesus Christ in the verse to come.Read the rest

2 Timothy 2:6

Mar 22, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Timothy, 2 Timothy (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  3 Comments

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 2 Timothy 2:6

Paul now goes to another metaphor to describe the responsibilities and benefits of being a minister of the Lord. He began with the soldier, he then moved to the athlete, and now he speaks of the farmer by saying, “The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.”

Speaking of the soldier, he relayed the concept of obedience by ministers to Christ, and not mixing in the affairs of the world.Read the rest

2 Timothy 2:5

Mar 21, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Timothy, 2 Timothy (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  4 Comments

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 2 Timothy 2:5

Paul now changes his comparison from the soldier to an athlete to continue to open Timothy’s mind to proper Christian life. He says, “And also if anyone competes in athletics.” The word is found only in this verse (twice), athleó.Read the rest

2 Timothy 2:4

Mar 20, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Timothy, 2 Timothy (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  2 Comments

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4

Continuing on with the simile of the previous verse (being as a soldier), Paul next says to Timothy, “No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life.” When people are enlisted in the military, that is their sphere of life.Read the rest

2 Timothy 2:3

Mar 19, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Timothy, 2 Timothy (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  4 Comments

Monday, 19 March 2018

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3

Within the verse, the words chosen by Paul include the thought of “with.” In essence, Paul is telling Timothy that he is not alone in the hardships he will endure. What he says conveys the idea of, “You therefore, must endure hardships along with me.” Paul is in prison, and he is suffering privation and loneliness.… Read the rest

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