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Analysis Of 2 Timothy

2 Timothy is the 16th book in the New Testament and is widely accepted to have been written by Paul around 67-68 AD; although there are some controversies regarding this (Smith, Jay). One controversy in particular states that Paul was dead before this document was written (Who wrote 2 Timothy?). I personally believe the author is in fact Paul because of the relationship described between Paul and Timothy. Paul was writing to Timothy from prison to give him final instructions and words of encouragement (Smith, Jay). You can tell the brotherly love that Paul have for Timothy because he mentions how he wishes Timothy would be with him. The letter of 2 Timothy is thought to have been Paul’s last letter. Paul probably wrote this letter after…show more content…
Paul had probably had these fears himself and that is why he was stressing to Timothy being strong and spreading the Gospel. Paul tells Timothy to teach was Paul has taught him. Paul was an appointed apostle and the word he taught was given to him by the Lord. Paul wanted to make sure it was not distorted by Timothy’s own opinions. It was Timothy’s responsibility to go out and to teach others how to teach. 2 Timothy 2:3-4 says “Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs-he wants to please his commanding officer.” Paul is using the comparison of the soldier because they expect hardships and do not run from it when it comes upon them. They train for the days when hardship comes and they persevere. Paul commands Timothy to be “a good soldier of Christ Jesus”; not just any soldier but a soldier with the attitudes that would be pleasing to God. “No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs” here Paul is telling Timothy in order to be a faithful servant of the Lord he must leave behind all the ways of the Lord. In previous books Paul says in order to focus fully on the Lord you should not marry; Paul could be implying the same thing…show more content…
This book is full of useful doctrine applicable to our lives today. Paul wrote to give Timothy courage, strength, wisdom, and endurance. These very same things can be offered to us today. Reading this book I take from it a mind-set to lead. This book is great for young leaders. It offers encouragement to those who are nervous about spreading the gospel and reminds them not to be ashamed for the Lord is with
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