2 Timothy 4:6-8 – AT THE END OF MY LIFE

I don’t know when the end of my life will come. It could be today or it could be 30-40 years from now. Or better yet, maybe the Lord will return for all Christians today. Whether I go by way of the “undertaker or the uppertaker”, I want to be able to say the same things Paul said in these verses.

READINESS – Vs. 6 – Paul knew his time was short and he was ready to go. We don’t know if our time is short or not, but we should always be ready. We should be ready because we have been born again (John 3). We should be ready because we are anxiously awaiting his coming (Titus 2:11-14). We should be ready because we are abiding in Him (John 15:1-7).

REWIEW – Vs. 7 – Paul could look back at his life and say “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” If we can review our lives and see this pattern of faithfulness, we should be happy. We won’t live perfect lives, but we can live faithful lives. If we haven’t lived faithful lives, we can start now.

REWARD – Vs. 8 – Paul could look forward to the rewards that he would receive in Heaven because he loved the appearing of the Lord. Because Paul loved the appearing of his Lord, he lived for his Lord! (2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5)