Chapter 3 of 2 Timothy contains two well-known verses that are very important (verses 16-17): “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” This, of course, was written by Paul at a time when there was not much around in the way of New Testament scripture. But that does not mean it is excluded. Many people wonder why we need the Old Testament at all, since we are not under the Law of Moses any longer. Those who ask that question can find the answer by studying it in earnest. It does not take long to find that it truly is “profitable.”
Paul begins chapter 4 by encouraging Timothy in his preaching and his example to others. The remainder of the chapter contains his greetings for others, as well as the clear message that Paul knows he is not going to be around much longer. He asks his young friend to come see him.
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