2 Timothy 2:1-10

1 You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  2 The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.  3 You therefore must endure hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  4 No soldier on service entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.  5 Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he isn't crowned unless he has competed by the rules.  6 The farmers who labor must be the first to get a share of the crops.  7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel,  9 in which I suffer hardship to the point of chains as a criminal. But God's word isn't chained.  10 Therefore I endure all things for the chosen ones' sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.