In this week’s passage, Paul is continuing with his practical appeal to Timothy to persevere in light of his present difficulties.
Paul’s instruction to Timothy in this passage has to do with overcoming false teaching (2 Timothy 2:14) by “rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15), while focusing on what is right, rather than what is wrong (2 Timothy 2:16). Paul warns Timothy of the very real consequences of those who do not rightly divide the word of truth, along with what impact this has on others (2 Timothy 2:17-18). But regardless of the attacks against it, Paul reminds Timothy that the solid foundation of God’s truth still remains (2 Timothy 2:19).
In this study, we will also be looking at a number of principles that will help us to better interpret the Bible. Read through the passage with your family and discuss why it is important that the Bible is interpreted correctly, along with how we should respond to those who are not rightly dividing the word of truth.