Introduction: The importance of Second Timothy, the Apostle Paul's second letter to this young pastor, who is affectionally referred to by Paul as his "son in the faith" and "dearly beloved son" (1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2; 2:1), is that it contains the last recorded words of the Apostle Paul to Christian posterity. It is the great missionary apostle's spiritual swan song.
2 Timothy 2:25-26 — To escape from a snare of the devil, by which we’ve been taken captive to do his bidding, requires a God-given repentance that makes our satanic subjugation insufferable.
2 Timothy 2:26 — The fowler the Psalmist warns us about in the Old Testament (Psalm 91:3) is identified by the Apostle Paul in the New Testament. It is the devil who seeks to craftily ensnare us in order to cunningly employ us in the execution of his will.
2 Timothy 3:12 — The Christian should not only expect persecution, but excite it by living a godly life. Since the persecution of the godly is inevitable in this godless world, anyone not being persecuted is proven to be ungodly.