Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From Second Timothy
Fan into flame the gift of God. *** God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. *** Do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord *** Share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began *** I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. *** Be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus *** Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. *** An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. *** It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. *** The Lord will give you understanding in everything. *** Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David.
*** If we have died with him, we will also live with him
if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us;
if we are faithless, he remains faithful ***
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. *** Avoid irreverent babble *** God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” *** If anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. *** Flee youthful passions *** Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. *** Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. *** The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.