it is moving to read about Paul’s zeal for the ministry, and to see his perspective on his work. God has work for all of us still to do and will not take us until it is done. This thought gives us pause to ask, “where are my priorities?” It encourages us to see our own lives in such a way. May we be able to say the same thing at the end of our days and live now with this perspective in mind.
6For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. (2 Tim 4:6-8)
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Lev 25, Ps 32, Ecc 8, 2 Tim 4