前言Introduction: 提摩太是一位个性软弱的传道人。在遭遇试炼痛苦时，保罗不但安慰他，更和他分享“严的爱”，用三个榜样来激励他更好地服事神。～ Timothy
is a minister with weak personality. When facing trial and pain, Paul
not only comforted him, but also shared “tough love” with him,
encouraging him to serve the Lord even better by using three
I. 你要刚强 —– “农夫”.
Endeavor —– “Farmer”. V. 1, 6
II. 你要交托 —–
Entrust —— “Athlete”. V. 2, 5
Endure together —– “Soldier”. V. 3, 4
1. 除了前面三个命令语气的动词，第七节还有一个“你要思想”。让我们把这三个吩咐和榜样记在心中，照着去行。～ Besides
the three prior imperative verbs, in Verse 7 there’s another
command “reflect”. Let us remember those three command and
examples in heart, and follow in action.
2. 默想并背诵提摩太後书 2:1: 我儿啊，你要在基督耶稣的恩典上刚强起来。～ Meditate
on and Memorize 2 Timothy 2:1: You
then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Bible tells us “there’s no one who seeks God” (Rom. 3:11). But
the Bible also gives many examples of people seeking God. How to
People are seeking God while forsaking God.
Abijah was worshipping God while disobeying God
Asa truly seek God, but there’s a lesson.
is seeking God full-heartedly?
1. 当遇到困难时，你首先想到求谁的帮助？～ When
facing difficulties, whom do you seek help from first?
2. 默想并背诵历代志下 15:2b: 你们若顺从耶和华，耶和华必与你们同在；你们若寻求他，就必寻见；你们若离弃他，他必离弃你们。～ Meditate
on and Memorize 2 Chronicles 15:2b: The
LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be
found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
Chinese idiom, there’s a saying “A lesson drawn from another’s
mistake”, and another saying “Follow the old track to fall”.
While the wheel of history rolling forward, we see many countries
“following the old track to fall”, including current America.
Arrogant and Foolish Strategists
and Blasphemous Enemies
Shrewd and Pragmatic Leaders
1. 罗波安王的“恶”不在于他没有寻求神，而是没有“立定心意”寻求神。（代下12:14）～ The
sin of King Rehoboam is not he didn’t seek God, but he didn’t
“set his heart on seeking the Lord”. (II Chron. 12:14)
2. 为美国祷告，求神怜悯。愿美国在神面前谦卑悔改，立定心意遵从神的教训～ Pray
for America, May God have mercy on this country. May America humble
and repent before God, set her heart on following Him.
3. 默想并背诵腓立比书 3:13-14: 弟兄们，我不是以为自己已经得着了，我只有一件事，就是忘记背后，努力面前的，向着标竿直跑，要得神在基督耶稣里从上面召我来得的奖赏。～ Meditate
on and Memorize Philippians 3:13-14: Brothers,
I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing
I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I
press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me
heavenward in Christ Jesus。