As Paul neared the end of his life, he wrote to his “sons” in the faith, Timothy and Titus. The seasoned apostle wanted to encourage and guide these younger evangelists in their respective ministries at Ephesus and on the island of Crete. He desired that they render effective and fruitful service in the Lord’s church and never give up on preaching the truth and refuting error. He also stressed that these instructions on how to lead a Christian life were divinely inspired. Paul emphasized the mercy that God had extended to him and expressed his concern that brethren protect, preserve, and practice the truth.
After studying and teaching for many years on these three letters, David Roper has produced an excellent verse-by-verse study. The narratives and word studies come alive with Roper’s vivid writing style.
Students of God’s Word will be drawn again and again to a diligent reading of these epistles in order to walk more closely with God as they strive to join Paul in fighting the good fight of faith (see 1 Tim. 6:12; 2 Tim. 4:7).