2 Timothy 1:8 (KJV)
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God;
The verse just previous to this is 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
It’s one of those nuggets of gold in the Bible that’s pretty easy to pick up and forget about the rest.
God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power. Therefore, we have no reason to be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord nor of Paul, the prisoner of the Lord.
Because we have the spirit of love and a sound mind, we too can partake in the afflictions of the Gospel. A sound mind doesn’t run from these afflictions. A sound mind doesn’t shirk from them. A sound mind is fully aware of the price of partaking in the work of the Gospel and counts it a reasonable investment.
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