We have all heard about the life of the apostle Paul, how valuable his ministry was, how the Lord was with him, but another thing that we must also highlight is that this beloved apostle, the greatest writer of the new testament, suffered great vituperation for the sake of Christ. That is why we will see some words spoken by this man of God, that in one way or another will comfort us in our arduous race of faith.
16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:16-18
This is one of my favorite chapters in all the Scriptures and I could put a lot of emphasis on each of its verses, but even being brief we could understand a lot of this valuable text. To have a greater focus we have to go back and remember who was the apostle Paul, this man of God before being a Christian was Pharisee instructed at the feet of Gamalier, who was one of the most respected teachers of his time. Paul was highly zealous of the law and persecuted Christians to the point of death.