Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of A Voice in the Darkness
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize 2 Timothy 2:1-2 and 2 Timothy 2:15

Week 50: Day 4

Today’s F260 Bible reading: 2 Timothy 3-4 

3:1 But understand this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, savage, opposed to what is good, 4treacherous, reckless, conceited, loving pleasure rather than loving God. 5They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So avoid people like these. 6For some of these insinuate themselves into households and captivate weak women who are overwhelmed with sins and led along by various passions. 7Such women are always seeking instruction, yet never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8And just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these people—who have warped minds and are disqualified in the faith—also oppose the truth. 9But they will not go much further, for their foolishness will be obvious to everyone, just like it was with Jannes and Jambres. 10You, however, have followed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance, 11as well as the persecutions and sufferings that happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, and in Lystra. I endured these persecutions, and the Lord delivered me from them all. 12Now in fact all who want to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13But evil people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves. 14You, however, must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you 15and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work. 4:1 I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2Preach the message, be ready whether it is convenient or not, reprove, rebuke, exhort with complete patience and instruction. 3For there will be a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. Instead, following their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an insatiable curiosity to hear new things. 4And they will turn away from hearing the truth, but on the other hand they will turn aside to myths. 5You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry. 6For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for me to depart is at hand. 7I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! 8Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day—and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing. 9Make every effort to come to me soon. 10For Demas deserted me, since he loved the present age, and he went to Thessalonica. Crescens went to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia. 11Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you because he is a great help to me in ministry. 12Now I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13When you come, bring with you the cloak I left in Troas with Carpas and the scrolls, especially the parchments. 14Alexander the coppersmith did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him in keeping with his deeds. 15You be on guard against him too, because he vehemently opposed our words. 16At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me—may they not be held accountable for it. 17But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message would be fully proclaimed for all the Gentiles to hear. And so I was delivered from the lion’s mouth! 18The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed and will bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever! Amen. 19Greetings to Prisca and Aquila and the family of Onesiphorus. 20Erastus stayed in Corinth. Trophimus I left ill in Miletus. 21Make every effort to come before winter. Greetings to you from Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers and sisters. 22The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you. (NET Bible)

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