Encouragement to continue in the faith despite problems.
“For if we died with him,
we will also live with him.
we will also reign with him.
If we deny him,
he also will deny us.
he remains faithful;
for he can’t deny himself.”
1. What does Paul tell Timothy to do with the things he has told him?
v 2 The things which you have heard from me amongst many witnesses, commit the same things to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
2. What saying does Paul say is trustworthy?
v 11 to 13 This saying is trustworthy:
“For if we died with him, we will also live with him.
If we endure, we will also reign with him.
If we deny him, he also will deny us.
If we are faithless, he remains faithful; for he can’t deny himself.”
3. What does Paul say about the Lord's servant?
v 24 and 25 The Lord’s servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient, in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,
- v 1 to 7 Timothy needs to train trustworthy men to teach God's message to others. They need the commitment of a soldier or athlete
- v 8 to 13 Paul endures suffering for preaching the Good News so that others can obtain salvation
- v 14 to 21 Timothy must strive to be acceptable to God, resisting wrong beliefs. Those who believe should also do the same
- v 22 to 26 We must strive to follow the Lord with a pure heart and deal gently with those who oppose in order that they will repent and come to a true understanding