You then, my child, must be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
All that you have been taught by me in the hearing of many witnesses, you must hand on to trusty men who shall themselves, in turn, be competent to instruct others also.
As a good soldier of Christ Jesus accept your share of suffering.
Every one who serves as a soldier keeps himself from becoming entangled in the world's business--so that he may satisfy the officer who enlisted him.
And if any one takes part in an athletic contest, he gets no prize unless he obeys the rules.
The harvestman who labours in the field must be the first to get a share of the crop.