2 Timothy 2:1-8 NRS

1 You then, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus;
2 and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.
3 Share in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No one serving in the army gets entangled in everyday affairs; the soldier's aim is to please the enlisting officer.
5 And in the case of an athlete, no one is crowned without competing according to the rules.
6 It is the farmer who does the work who ought to have the first share of the crops.
7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel,