Though he was imprisoned and facing death, Paul's highest concern in his second letter to Timothy was for the Gospel – that the message of grace and redemption would be passed to future generations. Alistair Begg stresses that we must have the same concern, holding to the treasure of the Gospel regardless of hardship and suffering. Like Paul, we can have confidence in the faithfulness of God to sustain and nurture our own faith under persecution.
11for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.3
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