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Week 48 Day 4
Paul appeals to Timothy in several ways
calling him a beloved son
letting him know that he prays for him everyday
reminding him of who he is
grandchild of Lois
son of Eunice
stirring up memories of what must have been a
powerful religious experience
of commissioning & laying on of hands
talking of others who have dropped out and quit
but you Timothy are still with me
and I'm so grateful
giving great responsibility and trust
warning him of the hardships
promising great and eternal rewards
praising his character and faithfulness.
My heart goes out to both of them
Timothy for being thrown into the lions den so to speak
Paul's expectations were overwhelming
the problems he faced too many
Paul for his imprisonment
his pain of being deserted by so many whom he trusted
his despair over those who were destroying the message of grace
and the collapse of much that he worked so hard for
It sounds like Paul was living in a house of cards
and yet he still had Timothy
so there still was hope and
maybe others will come to their senses. . .
THREE GENERATIONS OF FAITH
Timothy's job is hard, but God has equipped him well.
II Timothy 1 & 2
2To Timothy, a beloved son, 3 I thank God, and without
ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, 4greatly
desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be
filled with joy, 5when I call to remembrance the genuine faith
that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and
your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6Stir
up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
8Do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of
me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the
gospel according to the power of God, 9who has saved us
and called us with a holy calling. 12 I am not ashamed, for
I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is
able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
15Those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom
are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16The Lord grant mercy to
the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and
was not ashamed of my chains. 17When he arrived in Rome,
he sought me out very zealously. 18The Lord grant to him
that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day.
1Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2The things
you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these
to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
3Endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4No
one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of
this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
7May the Lord give you understanding in all things.
8Remember that Jesus was raised from the dead according
to my gospel, 9for which I suffer these chains; but the word
of God is not chained. 10Therefore I endure all things for the
sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation.
15Present yourself to God, as a worker who does not need
to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 22Flee
youthful lusts; pursue righteousness. 23Avoid foolish and
ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. 24Do not
quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25in humility
correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will
grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26and
come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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