God-Breathed Truth

Artwork for Paul’s Swan Song: A Study of 2 Timothy

No one enters a race hoping to come in second. Runners run to win. And though it’s important how runners start and maintain their pace, the real difference in the outcome depends on the amount of “kick” each runner has on the last lap. What’s true on the track is true in life—the goal is to finish well. If it wasn’t, Paul wouldn’t have told the Corinthians: “Run in such a way that you may win” (1 Corinthians 9:24). Paul ran to win (2 Timothy 4:7-8). And he wanted the same for Timothy—for him to finish well. But how? Second Timothy 3:14–17 provides the answer.