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As Paul closes this letter I'm sure it was hard for Timothy to read as Paul was saying goodbye. I don't know if Timothy was to get to Paul before he died or not, but I'm sure these words meant a great deal to him.
I also have seen a lot of our society in these past 2 chapters. In Southern California there seems to be many churches that seem to fall into this category:
a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and
wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for
teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
But Paul opens the chapter encouraging Timothy with these words:
1) I solemnly urge you in the
presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and
the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom: 2 Preach
the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not.
Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.