Beyond Timothy, the recipient of this warm and personal letter from Paul is the Spirit’s intent that this letter reach you just as personally. It is Paul’s “Last Will and Testament,” just as are the words of Moses in the Sabbath readings from Deuteronomy.
Take your eyes inward to those places where the frequent imperatives from Paul stir you to action. Respond as Timothy to the urging of Paul that Timothy “fan the flame” of the gift. Do the same with your gift for ministry—a gift that perhaps yet lies smoldering in the depths of your spirit.
The letter is one of great encouragement. Is there someone who will hang on your words of love and strength just as you and Timothy hang onto Paul’s words?
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Example: Lord, fan into flame Your gift. v. 6
Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
In the season of Kingdomtide this year we read 2 Timothy and Revelation 12—22.
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