In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The book of Second Timothy is the eleventh of Paul’s thirteen letters referred to as the Pauline epistles. It is one of three Pastoral Epistles written to Timothy and Titus. Paul was in a Roman prison in AD 67 when he wrote his second letter to Timothy who was in Ephesus. The ancient ruins of Ephesus are located near present day Selcuk, Turkey.

Paul wrote to Timothy to thank him for his genuine faith and to remind him of his responsibilities. Paul wanted Timothy to remain steadfast in his ministry because he knew the time would come when men would desert sound doctrine for pleasing words that tickle the ear. He instructed Timothy to be courageous and preach the true gospel because those who remain faithful will reap the rewards. On that Day, they will receive the crown of life and reign with Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

Paul’s exhortation to Timothy applies to us today. We are living in the last days of the age of grace. Paul explained that in the last days apostasy will dominate the world as people become cold and selfish. They will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. They will show a form of godliness but deny its power. It will have no life changing effect. As the prophets proclaimed, Christ will return to judge the nations and set up His reign on earth for 1,000 years. This will be the Millennium age in which people will live in righteousness as Christ rules from Jerusalem on the throne of David. People from over the world will come to Israel to worship the Lamb of God.

Second Timothy 1: Paul’s thanksgiving for Timothy’s faith; Timothy’s responsibilities to the ministry

Second Timothy 2: Characteristic traits of a minister; evangelistic guidance

Second Timothy 3: Description of the coming apostasy, how to confront apostasy

Second Timothy 4: Exhortation to preach the word; the turning away; Paul’s final words