†Vr7 See Heb. 5:12-14. How does one become capable of doing this?
Vr8. Paul compares the physical to the spiritual here. When one in faithful to spiritual execercisze that is following the word of God we will be blessed by God, and have blessing in this life and the one to come.
Vr9 this is the 3rd time Paul has said this as
faithful saying in this book. The things he has said here a worthy for us to
take not of that we must follow the pattern laid out in the word of God and
live our lives by the word of God. Read John
Vrs 10† As Christians† we suffer in one manner or another 2tim
Vrs 11 Here Paul is telling Timothy to teach and command these things. When the preacher is preaching the word of God in truth we need to pay attention and take heed to what he says because he not speaking on his own authority but by the authority of God.
Vrs 12† When Paul calls Timothy a youth here it does not mean he was teenager because back then you were† considered a youth until the age of 40. Most scholar agree that Timothy was some around the age 35 when Paul wrote this letter to him. In word (controlling your language and how you say things) conduct (you must conduct your life as one who is following the word of God) love (having a sincere love for your brothers and sister in Christ) spirit (Living you life is such a way that people can see the spirit of Christ in you) in faith (showing confidence in the word of god) purity ( This is exercising self control and not getting involved in those things that are sinful).
Vrs 13 They didnít have a nice
book with all the letters in them like we do so they would take a letter like
Paul wrote to Timothy and read it for everyone to hear. For example see
Vrs 14.† Does this† verse teach that the eldership gave Timothy a miraculous gift through the laying on their hands? No of course it doesnít. We know that the Bible shows over and over again that it was only the apostles who pass on the miraculous gift to another person. In fact in 2Tim 1:6 we find that it was the apostle Paul by the will of the Holy Spirit that gave Timothy his miraculous gift. Notice in that verse it was through Pauls hand that he received the miraculous gift. In our verse we see that through prophecy that is some prophet had apparently prophecied about Timothy and I believe this happened while he was in Lystra when Paul and Silias took him along on their journery and it was at this time that the eldership laid their hands on him in approval of these prophecies and to send him on his journey with approval. At this time was also when he received the miraculous gift from Paul. We also do not need to neglect the gift God has given us. If we have a talent we should use to glorify God.
Timothy is told to mediate and to give himself entirely to the word of God.
This is exactly what Ezra Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law
of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in
Vrs 16 Continuing on from vrs 15 the preacher and all Christians need to watch out for yourselves and for true doctrine. He answer how by saying continue you in them always learning and always growing. When a minister does this he surely will save himself and if the people heed his words about the word of God and apply it to their lives they to will be saved.