You, therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
To please the recruiter, no one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of everyday life.
Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
It is the hardworking farmer who ought to be the first to get a share of the crops.
Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
Keep in mind Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, according to my gospel.