2 Timothy 2
2 Timothy 2:1-4
Soldiers must be free from other business, and it is well for ministers not to encumber themselves with any other pursuit, but give themselves wholly to their Master’s work. If so, their people must see that they are supplied with all they need, even as a nation sees that its soldiers have their rations and all other necessaries.
2 Timothy 2:8, 9
This was his consolation, he was bound, but the gospel was not.
2 Timothy 2:10-13
Here we have another Christian proverb, and in fact a hymn of the early church. It should be learned by heart, and often quoted by us.
2 Timothy 2:14-16
We must keep clear of mystifyings, spiritualizings, traditions, and idle controversies. Plain sailing is best for Christian men.
2 Timothy 2:19
The sentences inscribed upon the seal are precious and practical: there is the secret of the Lord, and the open manifestation of it. Election and holiness are bosom companions.
2 Timothy 2:20, 21
Fit to be used of God! Is not this a glorious condition? Prepared not for some good work, but for every good work! Is not this a grand attainment? Let us aim at this, and never rest till we reach it.
2 Timothy 2:22-26
Leave theories for those who like them, and by the grace of God, love and live the realities of religion, whatever they may cost you.
Grant, oh, grant thy Spirit’s teaching,
That I may not go astray,
Till, the gate of heaven reaching,
Earth and sin are pass’d away!