S E C O N D T I M O T H Y.
In this chapter our apostle gives Timothy many
exhortations and directions, which may be of great use to other,
both ministers and Christians, for whom they were designed as well
as for him. I. He encourages him in his work, showing him whence he
must fetch help, ver. 1. II.
He must take care of a succession in the ministry, that the office
might not die with him, ver.
2. III. He exhorts him to constancy and perseverance in
this work, as a soldier and as a husbandman, considering what would
be the end of all his sufferings, &c., ver. 3-15. IV. He must shun profane and
vain babblings (ver.
16-18), for they will be pernicious and mischievous. V.
He speaks of the foundation of God, which standeth sure, ver. 19-21. VI. What he is to
avoid—youthful lusts, and foolish and unlearned questions; and
what to do, ver. 22, to the