Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
2 Timothy 2:7 ESV
John Piper, in “Brothers, Let Us Query the Text”—
In 2 Timothy 2:7 Paul gave us a command and a promise.
- He commanded, “Think over what I say.”
- And he promised, “God will give you understanding in everything.”
How do the command and promise fit together? The little “for” (gar) gives the answer. “Think . . . because God will reward you with understanding.”
The promise is not made to all. It is made to those who think. And we do not think until we are confronted with a problem. Therefore, brothers, let us query the text.