By David Watson

Benchley, October 8, 2014

  • II Timothy 3:1-17
  • II Timothy 3:7 – See I Timothy 6:20-21; Acts 17:21. This could have been aimed at the Gnostics.
  • II Timothy 3:8 – See Exodus 7:11. Jannes and Jambres are not referred to elsewhere in the Bible, but rabbinic tradition from other sources indicate that these were some of the magicians who opposed Moses.
  • II Timothy 3:1-9 – “avoid such men as these”
    • Failure to love God
    • Failure to love others
  • II Timothy 3:10-12 – Timothy had experienced quite a lot in his travels with Paul, including conversions, miracles, beatings, and imprisonments.
    • See I Corinthians 4:17; 16:10; Philippians 2:19; I Thessalonians 3:2,6; Hebrews 13:23 – Timothy was often dispatched to work in different places.
  • II Timothy 3:15 – It is critical that children be taught to read and study the scripture from an early age.
  • II Timothy 3:16 – See I Timothy 4:13.
  • II Timothy 3:17 – This is specifically referring to a man teaching the word of God. The word of God equips him to do everything he needs to do.

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