I suffer (2 Tim. 1:12)

“For this reason,

I suffer these things.

But I am not ashamed.

I know the one

In whom

I have put my trust.

I am sure

That he is able

To guard

What has been entrusted

To me

Until that day.”

δι’ ἣν αἰτίαν καὶ ταῦτα πάσχω, ἀλλ’ οὐκ ἐπαισχύνομαι, οἶδα γὰρ ᾧ πεπίστευκα, καὶ πέπεισμαι ὅτι δυνατός ἐστιν τὴν παραθήκην μου φυλάξαι εἰς ἐκείνην τὴν ἡμέραν.

Paul said, “For this reason (δι’ ἣν αἰτίαν), I suffer these things (καὶ ταῦτα πάσχω).  But I am not ashamed (ἀλλ’ οὐκ ἐπαισχύνομαι).  I know (οἶδα) that the one in whom I have put my trust (γὰρ ᾧ πεπίστευκα).  I am sure (καὶ πέπεισμαι) that he is able (ὅτι δυνατός) to guard (φυλάξαι) what he has entrusted to me (ἐστιν τὴν παραθήκην μου) until that day (εἰς ἐκείνην τὴν ἡμέραν).”  Only this letter to Timothy used this unique word παραθήκην, that means a deposit or trust.  Paul went back to his theme of suffering, since he was suffering as a prisoner.  However, he was not ashamed.  He knew that he had put his trust in God.  He was sure that God would be able to guard him with his trusted treasure, the gospel of Jesus Christ, until the day of the Lord would come for him.  Paul overcame his sufferings by trusting in the Lord.  Do you trust in the Lord?

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