SECOND TIMOTHY CHAPTER TWO
You then, my son, be mighty in the grace
That is in Jesus Christ, and things you’ve heard
Me say in front of many witnesses,
Entrust to trusty men who also will
Be qualified to teach these truths to others.
Endure your share of suffering with us
Like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No
One serving as a soldier gets involved
In worldly matters, for he wants to please
His ranking officer. Likewise, if someone
Competes athletically, he won’t receive
The victor’s crown unless he plays by rules.
The working farmer must be first to take
A share of crops. Reflect on what I say,
For God will give you insight in all this.
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead,
David’s descendant, as my gospel says,
For which I suffer even to the point
Of being chained up like a criminal,
But God’s word is not chained, so I endure
Everything for the sake of the elect,
So they too may obtain salvation that
Is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
Here is a trusty saying: If we died
With him, we’ll also live with him; if we
Endure, we’ll also reign with him. If we
Disown him, he’ll disown us too; if we
Are faithless, he’ll stay faithful, for he can’t
Disown himself. Continue to remind
Them of these things. Warn them before the Lord:
Don’t argue over words; it is of no
Value, and only ruins those who listen.
Work hard so God can say to you, “Well done.”
Be a good workman, one who does not need
To be ashamed when God looks at your work,
One who can rightly use the word of truth.
Steer clear of godless chatter, for those who
Indulge in it indulge the sin of anger.
The things they say will spread and burn and hurt.
Philetus and Hymenaeus are in
The midst of them, for they have wandered from
The truth and say the resurrection has
Occurred already, and they have destroyed
The faith of some, and yet God’s truth stands firm
Like a great rock, like a foundation stone
That’s sealed with this inscription: “God knows those
Who are his,” and, “All who confess God’s name
Must turn away from wickedness.” Inside
A wealthy home are articles of gold
And silver, as well as some made of wood
And clay; some are for noble purposes
And some for lesser. If you stay away
From sin, you will be like an article
Of gold, made holy, so that Christ himself
Can use you for his highest purposes.
Run from the evil lusts of youth; pursue
Righteousness, faith, and love and peace, along
With those who call on God from a pure heart.
Don’t have a thing to do with foolish and
Stupid disputes, because you know they make
For quarrels– and the servant of the Lord
Must not be quarrelsome; instead, he must
Be gentle, patient teachers, not resentful.
Those who oppose him he must gently teach
In hopes that with the help of God they can
Turn off from wrong ideas and believe
The truth, come to their senses and escape
The tricks and double-dealing of the devil,
Who’s captivated them to do his will.
Lila Rose: Each day, there are over 3,000 abortions in America. Every 30 seconds, a child dies at the hands of a legal abortionist. There is no greater human rights abuse in the world today than the destruction of human life in the womb.
Chaucer Doth Tweet:
Muchel joye and good cheer to the studentes and facultye preparinge for the retourne to scole. May learninge and teachinge be a delighte!
Strzok fired today. Never forget: Director Comey: fired Dep Dir McCabe: fired Chief Counsel Baker: demoted, left Chief of Staff Rybicki: left FBI Counsel Page: demoted, then left Dep Dir of Counterintel Strzok: demoted, FIRED Never seen a federal agency where that’s happened.
Can’t save the land
But Jesus can
(If He’s not banned).