Daily Devotions

2 Timothy

2 Timothy 
Day 96

"The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit."

Text: 2 Timothy 4:22


What were the last few words Paul wrote as he closed his second and final epistle to Timothy? His last few words speak much about the kind of man the apostle Paul was!

“Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

Erastus stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.

Do your utmost to come before winter.

Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brethren.

The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.”

2 Timothy 4:19-22

1. Paul’s deep concern about his circle of friends

a) Paul must have been a really good friend to know and to have.
b) He showed great concern about the mutual friends that he and Timothy had.

2. Sending greetings to Friends

a) Prisca and Aquila
These two dear friends once worked with Paul in Corinth. He remembered them fondly.
b) The household of Onesiphorus
Paul honoured Onesiphorus and his household for their love and loyalty shown (2 Timothy 1:16-18). Once again he mentioned him as he came to the end of his epistle.

3. Updates of friends

a) Erastus had remained in Corinth.
b) Trophimus was sick in Miletus when Paul had to leave to minister elsewhere.
c) Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brethren sent greetings through Paul.

4. A personal word to Timothy

a) Paul had already made his request to Timothy to see him as soon as possible.
b) This request was now even more specific.
i) Hopefully Timothy would come before winter.
ii) He would bring with him Paul’s cloak, the books and the parchments.


Paul began his epistle mentioning that he served the Lord Jesus as His apostle. It was right that he concluded this epistle mentioning the Lord Jesus Christ again. Throughout his second epistle Paul mentioned the Lord Jesus many times over! There was such confidence in the Lord’s promise that He would ever be with those who loved and served Him! It was the grace of the Lord that made salvation possible. It would be the Lord’s grace that would sustain throughout life and ministry! May this grace always prove real! Amen!