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Jeannie Koh
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LAB184 The Future Hope for Suffering
1 Peter 5:10-11
LAB182 The Art of War Part 2
1 Peter 5:8-10
LAB181 The Art of War Part 1
1 Peter 5:8-9
The Tale of Two Covenants
Hebrews 8:1-9:10
LAB180 Ways to cross-reference to understand a passage rightly
1 Peter 5:8-9
LAB177 God's Grace means I just sit back and relax? Hah! Think Again!!
1 Peter 5:7-9
LAB176 Three Ways to Fight Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7-8
LAB175 Why Romans 5:21 refers to imputed righteousness
Romans 5:20-6:2
LAB174 God relieves the humble of their fears
1 Peter 5:6-7
LAB170 Reading the passage supernaturally
1 Peter 5:2-3
LAB168 Reading Narratives to See Truths
Acts 16:19-31
LAB165 The Surpassing Wonder of the Truth of Election
Acts 13:46-49
LAB165 The Importance of Forming a Worldview
1 Peter 4:12-19
LAB161 Divine Conception and the Joyful Purpose of Christ's Arrival
Matthew 1:18-25
LAB160 The Ground for Seeking Purity of Faith in Suffering
1 Peter 4:17-18
LAB159 Seven Ways God honours us so we don't have to be ashamed for being Christians
1 Peter 4:16
LAB158 A Simple Verse With More Than Meets The Eye
1 Peter 4:15
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
1 Peter 4:14
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
1 Peter 4:13
LAB155 Using Word Searches to Understand Persecution in Peter
1 Peter 4:12
LAB154 Complaining in the right spirit
Jeremiah 12:1
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Galatians 1:3-5
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
1 Peter 4:10-11
LAB150 The Jigsaw Puzzle of Change
2 Corinthians 3:15-18
LAB148 Mine Within the Immediate Context First
1 Peter 4:10
LAB147 To See Requires God's Extraordinary Power
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
LAB146 Using varied contexts to understand godly hospitality
1 Peter 4:9
LAB145 How love helps cover sins by others
1 Peter 4:8
LAB144 The Levels of A Doxology
Romans 11:33-36
LAB143 Using Search Tool for Big Ideas like "Last Days"
1 Peter 4:7
LAB142 Praying after God's WORD when dealing with sin
Psalms 19:12-13
LAB141 Ground, Context and Logic to Determine Who the Dead are
1 Peter 4:6
LAB140 Loving Enemies and Trusting God's Justice
1 Peter 4:5
LAB139 Holiness defined by context, in part
1 Thessalonians 4:11-13
LAB138 The Inference that Leads to Meaningful Work
1 Corinthians 15:58
LAB137 The Ground For Not Boasting in Men
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
LAB136 What baptism has to do with salvation
1 Peter 3:21-22
LAB135 Show the World A Life Worth Living
1 Peter 4:3-4
LAB 134 Living for Godly Passions
1 Peter 4:2
LAB133 Who Are The Antichrists
1 John 2:18-19
LAB132 Christ died to make us dead to sin
1 Peter 4:1
LAB131 Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?
1 John 2:19
LAB130 Decrypting Confusing Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:19-20
LAB 129 It is the LORD who raises us up after we fall into sin
Micah 7:7-9
LAB128 Jesus Came to Ultimately Glorify God
Romans 15:8-9
LAB127 The Prayer for Fearless Contentment
Philippians 4:6-7
LAB126 No Other God
Deuteronomy 33:26-27
LAB125 How the OT Promises is Ours
Isaiah 41:10
LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
LAB123 The Cross is to Bring Us to God
1 Peter 3:18
LAB122 The Keys to Knowing How to Live
Psalms 100:1-5
LAB121  God Wills Sin Done Against Us Without Sinning
1 Peter 3:17
LAB120 Meditating on the Word
James 3:17-18
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
LAB118 God's blessings in suffering
1 Peter 3:14
LAB117 Sovereign God May Harm Us for Ultimate Good
1 Peter 3:13
LAB116 Love Your Enemies for Your Own Sake
1 Peter 3:9-12
LAB115 The Heart of the Christian Faith
Colossians 2:13-14
LAB114 How can we bless those who revile us?
1 Peter 3:8-9
LAB113 God Blesses Us to Bless the World
Psalms 67:1-7
LAB112 Election Gives Evangelism Power
2 Timothy 2:8-10
LAB111 Do Not Diminish God's Love for You
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
1 Peter 3:7
LAB 109 Believe God more than my pain and loss
John 11:1-6
LAB108 The Saving Power of a Fearless Wife
1 Peter 3:1-6
LAB107 Saved by Grace But Not Without War
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
1 Peter 2:21-25
God's Wise Sayings are delightfully trustworthy
Proverbs 22:17-19
Do good when mistreated, keeping God and His reward in mind.
1 Peter 2:18-20
LAB102 Live on Earth as Citizens of Heaven
1 Peter 2:13-17
LAB101 Holy God became like us
Philippians 2:3-8
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LAB104 If we are faithless, He remains faithful?
2 Timothy 2:11-13
God is Faithful to Himself Above All Else
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Published March 3rd, 2016
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2 Timothy 2:11-13
God is Faithful to Himself Above All
πιστὸς ὁ λόγος•
This saying is trustworthy:
Ground: of God's faithfulness
Content and ground for the saying
How God's Faithfulness is Shown
εἰ γὰρ συναπεθάνομεν,
If . . . we died with him,
Explanation: How God is faithful when we value Him. Positive statement. Progressive statements in a pair
καὶ συζήσομεν•
we will also live with him.
εἰ ὑπομένομεν,
If . . .we endure,
καὶ συμβασιλεύσομεν•
we will also reign with him.
εἰ ἀρνησόμεθα,
If . . . we deny him,
Explanation: How God is faithful when we reject, are unbelieving of Him. Negative statement. Progressive statement.
κἀκεῖνος ἀρνήσεται ἡμᾶς•
he will also deny us.
εἰ ἀπιστοῦμεν,
If . . . we are unfaithful,
ἐκεῖνος πιστὸς μένει, ἀρνήσασθαι
he remains faithful,
God's Ultimate Commitment to Himself
Ground of God's Faithfulness
ἑαυτὸν οὐ δύναται.
he cannot deny himself.
πιστὸς ὁ λόγος• εἰ γὰρ συναπεθάνομεν, καὶ συζήσομεν•
εἰ ὑπομένομεν, καὶ συμβασιλεύσομεν• εἰ ἀρνησόμεθα, κἀκεῖνος ἀρνήσεται ἡμᾶς•
εἰ ἀπιστοῦμεν, ἐκεῖνος πιστὸς μένει, ἀρνήσασθαι γὰρ ἑαυτὸν οὐ δύναται.
Dr Piper's Questions Why would Paul say that 2 Timothy 2:11–13 is “trustworthy”? It means that are sayings that are circulating, some are trustworthy, and some are not. The common expression which Paul quotes happens to be trustworthy. The saying is that God is faithful. Paul is agreeing with that. Trustworthy also means faithful (as in the Greek root) What does that say (or not say) about the rest of his letter? The rest of his letter is trustworthy. Paul is not implying this. He is implying that other sayings circulating in society are not trustworthy. What structure, if any, do you see in the saying in 2 Timothy 2:11–13? Content of the saying is the ground (for) of its trustworthiness. A pair of positive statements in 2 Tim 2:11 increased in 2 Tim 2:12 Another pair in 12b and 13 : negative statements, if we deny. . .if we are faithless How do the four lines of the saying seem to relate to one another, and what would that suggest about the meaning of the first half 2 Timothy 2:13? The two pairs are contrasted with each other. Each pair is an intensification of the first part. In both pairs, God is faithful in His right response to what we do. So God is faithful: - if we trust Him and value him enough to die with Christ, He will be faithful to have us live with Him - if we endure through, He will be faithful to have us reign with Him HOWEVER - if we deny Him, i.e. do not value Him but refuse to have Him as our God, God will be faithful to deny us - If we do not consider Him trustworthy, and do not trust and have faith in Him, believing how He is God in our lives, God will remain faithful to Himself, and He will not have us life with Him or reign with Him. If the beginning of 2 Timothy 2:13 is a warning after all, why would it be good news that God will not deny himself? Because God is faithful to Himself first, He will be rightly respond to us whether we trust, believe, delight and treasure Him. Or whether we will deny, be faithless to, reject and not value Him above all. That God does not indulge us, or pervert justice with us, not rightly respond to us will ultimately make Him less of a God, makes us gods instead. At the end of it all, we will come to not regard highly this God. What makes the faithfulness of God to himself good news for a believer? All our goal and desires and purpose and wanting to follow Christ, to trust God, to value God above all else, to die with Christ and endure the Christian life in Christ for God, is all worth it! God will be faithful to reward us by having us live with Him and reign with Him. Takeaway It is an appropriate fearsome, awesome and right thing that God is ultimately for His own glory. God will rightly, justly, honorably, trustworthy to respond faithfully to Himself, and to me if I die, endure for Him, or if I deny and am faithless to Him.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.