2 Timothy 4:6-8

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6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

8 responses to “2 Timothy 4:6-8

  1. I like these verses… and remember hearing them i think during one of PK’s sermons.

  2. Verse 7 reminded me of my “man versus wild trip this fall”.

    Fought the fight was abiding by the restrictions, my attempts to find the food I would eat.

    Finishing the course was making it those 28 miles of up and down (mainly up) without energy.

    Keeping the faith was the hardest. This was the part of the trip where I had to keep focused on the rules and the guidelines and not letting my mental state talk me out of my committment.

    I think that we fall short on most of these counts in our Christian walks. But, there is a lot to be said for the teen who will put on his pack and try to walk the trail. Most of you sit back with your friends and never get the courage to try…….

  3. I think that this is talking about how when we pass and we go to heaven and God is rewarding us for the good things that we had done on earth and with that he will also judge us. Also what stuck out to me was in verse 7 where it said “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” I really like the part where it said ” I have fought the good fight” cause to me that says that i fought with all i that i had in me. I think that we should try to be doing that on an everyday basis.

  4. I think that it is talking about how we are the drink and how we are used every were, like God is using us in every way possible.Then it talks about how when you finish the race you are then going to be givin’ the crown of righteousness and it will be also awarded to other people and to the people that have longed to see him.

  5. Paul is here preparing Timothy for the fact that he knows he is going to be martyrd, or killed for refusing to renounce his faith in Christ. But he says here that he is proud of the way he has lived since he came to Christ. He has “…fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” He doesnt say that he has never made mistakes, or that he hasnt struggled with some aspects of following Christ. He only says that he picked himself up when Satan knocked him down, and kept fighting to be more like Christ; that even when he was tired and worn down and weary, and it felt like noone was listening to what he had to say anyway, he let Christ sustain him and just kept running; that even facing discouraging circumstances and looming death, he KNEW that life with Christ was more desirable than any other alternative, and he refused to turn away from Him. Keep plugging away.

  6. Paul in this passage is looking forward to his death and being united with Christ (Phil. 1:23), and also looking back on the things that he has been through during his life and ministry. Fighting the good fight for him meant following to the best of his ability the teachings that Christ set forth.

  7. It seems that when people know they are about to die they look back on there life and usually they are either satsified or full of regrets. Paul gave literally everything he had and had in him for the cause of Christ and now when his life was ending he could look back satsified that he more than just tried.

  8. Nice job Rick applying this to your life..

    poured out like a drink— interesting concept

    wow…reading and studying this really reveals some depth—Paul was telling timothy, it is time for me to die, I know my fate is coming—and Pauls fate was Death, being a martyr…Paul knew he was going to die and was ready to face it head on, without looking back…

    Definitely an inspiring set of passages for those feeling discouraged…How could this guy knowing what he was about to face, the death he was going to die, keep chugging forward…He knew where his hope was found, in Christ. When we allow ourselves to trust in God and live according to his plan…Nothing will deter us from doing God’s will, nothing will stop us from being poured out like a drink—

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