Passing the Baton to a New Generation
Today's reading is the memorable ending of 2 Timothy, which provides Paul's memorable final words reflecting on his ministry -- his has "fought the good fight"; he has "finished the race"; he has "kept the faith." This is no accident. The hope of this letter is to pass the baton to other preachers and evangelists who will continue to teach about salvation through Jesus Christ after Paul has died. These people -- Timothy and others -- will preserve Paul's legacy in uncertain times.
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 2 Timothy 4 today.