The letter of 2 Timothy was written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy, a younger gospel worker. Paul was in a dungeon in Rome because of his faith in Jesus and awaiting execution. Paul’s final instruction was to encourage Timothy to devote his life to the communication of the glorious gospel about Jesus, despite any hardship, suffering or persecution.
The Apostle Paul said that Timothy, and by implication all those in gospel ministry, should be like soldiers.
Interestingly, according to Forbes magazine, these are the top 5 most stressful jobs:
- Enlisted military personal: soldiers
- Fire Fighter
- Airline Pilot
- Police Officer
- Event co-ordinator