2 Timothy 4
Notes on God's Character
GOD’S CHARACTER - Jesus is a righteous Judge. (v.8) He will award the crowns of righteousness to those that deserve them. And He truly knows if they deserve it because He faced the same journey against sin and danger in this world that we do, and triumphed over it. Who better to judge us than one who understands us completely. If we want to be awarded by Him on that day, we must live as He lived and do what He did.
GOD’S CHARACTER - 1). Though his friends abandoned him, God stood by Paul’s side in his defense. (v.17) Paul couldn’t see Him, but He knew He was there in the Spirit. When we stand up for God, He will stand up for us. He will never leave us alone when we are following after Him. We must remember to honor God in our midst because He will remember us at all times. 2). Jesus is our Savior. (v.18) He rescued Paul from every evil attack. Paul knew Jesus would eventually usher him into eternity with God in heaven. Sometimes the rescue is freedom on this earth in the midst of trial, but eventually our final rescue will be freedom from earth and passage into heaven. Either way, Jesus is constantly still saving us through and through; we need only to look to Him for help when we need it.