We come to the last written words of the apostle Paul. There is no fanfare, but the simple expression of his love for the Lord and His people. It is all the more moving for its sincerity and depth.
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Robert M. Solomon served as Bishop of The Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000-2012. He now has an active itinerant ministry of preaching and teaching in Singapore and abroad. He is the author of 19 books, including The Race, The Conscience, The Sermon of Jesus and Faithful to the End.
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Paul was in prison probably because of Alexander the metalworker (vv.14–15). It is possible that Alexander was once serving with Paul, but now had become an apostate and an enemy of Paul.
As a prisoner waiting to be sentenced to death, Paul reveals his various needs. In so doing, he reveals a godly and balanced perspective of human life.
Having reviewed his past with gratitude, Paul now looks forward to the future with much anticipation. He knew that his Lord would award to him “the crown of righteousness”
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