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2016 November 11

The Night Watch (1642)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: In 2 Timothy 2, Paul exhorts Timothy to draw strength from grace and to entrust what Paul taught him to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. He tells Timothy to work hard and set aside other pursuits for the sake of the gospel ministry. He offers, as models of such dedication, the soldier, the athlete, and the farmer (1-7).
     Paul tells him to especially remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, for whom Paul, in accord with his previous exhortation, endures everything so that the elect might obtain salvation which includes life and rulership. But Christ will deny those who deny him. He remains true. He cannot deny himself (8-13).
     Timothy should remind his trainees for the eldership of these things. He should rightly handle the Scriptures. He should avoid irreverent babble such as those who say that the resurrection is already past, upsetting the faith of some But the Lord knows his own, and they should depart from iniquity (14-19).
     If we would cleanse ourselves, as someone cleanses vessels, we would be useful to God for every good work (20-21).
     Therefore, we should flee youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with others who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. We should avoid foolish and ignorant controversies because they breed quarrels. The Lord's servant should be kind, able to teach, patiently endure evil, and correct his opponents with gentleness so that God may give them repentance to the acknowledgment of the truth and escape the snare of the devil by which he makes them do his will (22-26).
     [Sermons: William Still. John Calvin. Various. ]
     [Illustration: Today's painting depicts soldiers. In today's chapter Paul mentions soldiers as an example of the kind of dedication which is necessary for success in the ministry and in the Christian life. ]


          [THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 2 Timothy 2: : 1 Timothy 4:14; Colossians 1:24; Matthew 10:33; 1 Corinthians 3:11; Proverbs 16:4; Romans 9:17-23; 2 Corinthians 10:5; 1 Peter 4:2. ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


Gospel Harmony - Summary. | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine. | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible. |

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF). | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF).

*** For Additional word studies use one of the Greek Interlinear Bibles below. ***

Mounce Interlinear. Bible Hub Greek Interlinear. Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible.

Book Outline:

1. Hold to the Faith (2 Timothy 1:1 - 2 Timothy 1:18) - 63 A.D. Rome
2. Teach Others to do the Same (2 Timothy 2:1 - 2 Timothy 4:22) - 63 A.D. Rome

2 Timothy 2

2. Teach Others to do the Same (2 Timothy 2:1 - 2 Timothy 4:22) - 63 A.D. Rome

     1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
     8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
     14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat [will have pasture] as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
     20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
     22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

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