Week of September 3 - Day 2

Day 2--Read: 2 Timothy 2:2

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

Reflect: What is the chain of progression that should be evident in the life of a believer?

Consider: Traveling with Paul, Timothy had heard the apostle address scores of diverse audiences. Among all those groups the essence of Paul’s message had not changed. It was the same body of truth Paul had taught Timothy personally. Now, with the apostle nearing the end of his own ministry, what Timothy had heard from Paul he was in turn to entrust (cf. 1:14) to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others (cf. 1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:9). This has come to be called “the ministry of multiplication,” and it is God’s method for propagating the good news of Jesus Christ.2

Respond: Who are you investing in? Do you follow up to insure they understand they are to “pay it forward” and invest what they learn from you into others?



2 A. Duane Litfin, “2 Timothy,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 752.