Christ gives eternal glory to the elect—Shun contention and seek godliness.
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to ateach others also.
3 Thou therefore endure ahardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first apartaker of the fruits.
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be adead with him, we shall also live with him:
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they astrive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
18 Who concerning the truth have aerred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of aearth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken acaptive by him at his will.