Advice

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2 Timothy 2

Chapter Summary

Advice

Paul reminds Timothy to keep faithfully preaching the truth, no matter how it is received. He compares the Christian life to the training of an athlete or soldier. Others might criticize or disagree, but the only person to try to please is the leader—and in this case, the Leader is Jesus. It only matters if we please Him, not anyone else. Notice how he says that even the strongest opponents must be reasoned with “gently.” The hope is that even they will reach repentance. Have you tried reasoning with an opponent?

Day 316

Dear God, when I face argument, opposition, or mocking, keep my eyes on only You. Show me that You are pleased, and I can take anything else.

Today's Study Verses

2 Timothy 2:22

2 Timothy 2

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1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.