2 Timothy 2:1-2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (RSV)

How do we make sure that we are fulfilling the Lord’s will? Paul established this congregation and after his departure he left Timothy to take care of this congregation. Paul trained Timothy and left him there, because Paul knew that Timothy would do a great job. Timothy still needed some training and encouragement, and that’s the reason Paul wrote two letters to him.

All of us in our Christian walk need to either get trained or be training someone to serve the Lord. We have not been called to sit and be waited on. On the contrary, we need to be finding ways to serve our neighbors and the church. Then one day when we can’t do it, the people we trained will continue the work.