The Christian life can be compared to a race, but it’s a special kind of race.
– It’s like a relay because we don’t run alone.
– It’s like a marathon, because it requires endurance to make it to the end.
– It’s like an obstacle course, because there are a variety of difficulties along the way.
Paul is at the end of his relay-marathon-obstacle course and he hands the baton off to Timothy in the chapter we are reading today.
What should we do to be prepared for survival in perilous times? What if we ask a survivalist? Here are “10 Things To Do Now!” from thesurvivalistblog.net. We’ll then look at “4 Things To Do Now!” from the Apostle Paul to Timothy.
When our work is exposed and seen to be inferior, it is truly an awful experience. No one enjoys that feeling. Timothy had a responsibility before God to carry out a ministry that would stand the test of time and various trials. Paul encourages him to take this responsibility seriously. If his work stands the test, he would have no reason to be ashamed.