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2 Timothy 2:1-6
1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.
Reflection & Application
2 Timothy 2:1
- How does grace provide strength? What false sources of strength have kept me from experiencing grace?
2 Timothy 2:2
- How does this verse show that the gospel that has been passed on to me needs to be passed on to others? How is this a reality in my life? In what ways can I become more of a “faithful” person “who will be able to teach others also”?
2 Timothy 2:3-6
- What are the qualities of a soldier, an athlete, and a hardworking farmer that I need to emulate? How does this match my view of Christian life? What are the “civilian pursuits” that hinder me from being a “good soldier of Christ Jesus”?