You then, Timothy, my child, be strong in the grace we have in Christ Jesus.
You should teach people whom you can trust the things you and many others have heard me say. Then they will be able to teach others.
Share in the troubles we have like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
A soldier wants to please the enlisting officer, so no one serving in the army wastes time with everyday matters.
Also an athlete who takes part in a contest must obey all the rules in order to win.
The farmer who works hard should be the first person to get some of the food that was grown.
Think about what I am saying, because the Lord will give you the ability to understand everything.