The importance of Timothy (chapter 2)

Paul said that he was going to send Timothy, since there was no one as like-minded as him.  He was genuinely concerned about their welfare.  He was not like many other people who were seeking their own interests, not that of Jesus Christ.  Timothy was like a son to Paul, since he served with him in spreading the gospel of Jesus.  He hoped to send Timothy soon and then he would visit them also.