Exploring The Bible
12. New Testament
2 Timothy--A.D. 66-67
- 2 Timothy 2:3' 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Timothy is struggling with his ministry in the face of bitter opposition, suffering and troubles. Paul writes this, his last letter, to encourage, and strengthen Timothy. He wants him to remind others that they are all to be diligent workers for the Lord.
Paul exhorts Timothy regarding the sure foundation of the Word of God, which serves as a means to gain wisdom and equipment for service. Paul also uses this letter to express his confidence at the end of his life of how glorious his future with the Lord will be.