This is the second letter
that Paul wrote to Timothy in the Bible's New Testament. Paul wrote this letter
from prison. Timothy was one of Paul's followers. He was looking after a
church. Paul wanted Timothy to visit him. Timothy was rather nervous. Paul told
Timothy to suffer difficulties like a soldier, a runner or a farmer.
He warned Timothy not to
allow foolish arguments to upset him. Timothy must refuse to do evil deeds. And
he must be a good and patient teacher. Paul warned him also that things would
get worse and worse. False teachers would lead weak people away from the truth.
Timothy must teach the truths that he learned from the Bible. Paul knew he
would die soon. Paul reminded Timothy about Paul's own faith and great
difficulties. But Paul knew that God would reward him in heaven.