S E C O N D T I M O T H Y.
In this chapter, I. Paul with great solemnity and
earnestness presses Timothy to the diligent and conscientious
discharge of his work and office as an evangelist; and the charge
given to him all gospel ministers are to take to themselves,
ver. 1-5. II. The reason
of his concern in this case, Why must Timothy now be instant in
season, &c., in a particular manner? Because the church was
likely to be deprived of the apostle's labours, for his departure
was at hand, ver. 6-8.
III. Divers particular matters, with a hint and caution, about
Alexander the coppersmith, ver.
9-15. IV. He informs him of what befel him at his first
answer; though men forsook him, the Lord stood by him, and this
encouraged him to hope for future deliverance (ver. 16-18) And then he concludes with
salutations and a benediction, ver.
19, to the end.