“Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory” (2 Timothy 2:8-10).
Paul says that he is suffering for two reasons: for the gospel, and for the sake of the elect.
In the middle of this, we find that “God’s word is not chained.” Isn’t that a glorious statement?
Written November 1985.
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