2 Timothy 2:1-6 MSG

1 So, my son, throw yourself into this work for Christ.
2 Pass on what you heard from me - the whole congregation saying Amen! - to reliable leaders who are competent to teach others.
3 When the going gets rough, take it on the chin with the rest of us, the way Jesus did.
4 A soldier on duty doesn't get caught up in making deals at the marketplace. He concentrates on carrying out orders.
5 An athlete who refuses to play by the rules will never get anywhere.
6 It's the diligent farmer who gets the produce.