S E C O N D T I M O T H Y.
I. The apostle forewarns Timothy what the last
days would be, with the reasons thereof, ver. 1-9. II. Prescribes various remedies
against them (ver. 10, to the
end), particularly his own example ("But thou hast fully
known my doctrine," &c.) and the knowledge of the holy
scriptures, which are able to make us wise unto salvation, and will
be the best antidote against the corruptions of the times we live
in. In this chapter Paul tells Timothy how bad others would be, and
therefore how good he should be; and this use we should make of the
badness of others, thereby to engage us to hold our own integrity
so much the firmer.