"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17) "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the … Continue reading It Never Gets Old
2 Timothy 2:22 says, “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” Notice the double command here? Paul commands Timothy to both flee and pursue. Flee what is evil, pursue what is good. True repentance is not just fleeing, for … Continue reading Flee & Pursue
2 Timothy 3:1 says, “But know this, in the last days, you will have hard times.” The question concerning me for this verse is, “Okay Paul, I get you; but when are the last days?” Have you ever wondered that? After studying through this, I have come to the conclusion that we are in the … Continue reading When Are the Last Days?
In 2 Tim. 2:22 Paul tells us to pursue righteousness. What does that mean? At the most basic level this means that I’m to pursue that which is right. But what or whom is ultimately the source of all things right? God. Therefore by pursuing God and I am pursuing what is right, I am … Continue reading A Pursuit of Righteousness is a Pursuit of Christ
2 Tim. 2:22 tells me to pursue faith. My concern here is answering the question: what does it mean to pursue faith? Faith by definition means, the “assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1) So for me to pursue faith, means that I would pursue hope, belief, trust, and … Continue reading A Pursuit of Faith is a Pursuit of Christ
In 2 Timothy 3 Paul says that men will act certain ways in the last days. He then goes on to list certain characteristics that men will have and in verse 3 Paul says they will be “malicious gossips”. This is an unfortunate translation from Greek into English. In the Greek Paul actually says this, … Continue reading In This Darkness There is Hope
A promise is a declaration that something will or will not be done, or given. It is an absolute assurance on which expectation is to be based. In 2 Timothy 3:12 God makes us a promise. “Indeed, all desiring to live in a godly manner in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” When I read this, I … Continue reading Do You Ignore 2 Timothy 3:12?