2 Timothy 2:1 - Power in Jesus!

2 Tim. 2:1; Power in Jesus!

2 Tim 2:1 (KJV) Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 Tim 2:1 (TLB)  Be strong with the strength Christ Jesus gives 

2 Tim 2:1 (TEV)  Be strong through the grace that is ours in 
union with Christ Jesus. 

How can someone be strong in grace? Grace means undeserved 
favor. Just as we are saved by grace (Ephes. 2:8, 9), we should live by 
grace (Colossians 2:6). This means trusting completely in Christ and 
'his' power, and not trying to live for Christ in our strength alone. 
Receive and utilize Christ's power. He will give you the strength to do 
his work. [Life Application SB] 

As our trials increase, we need to grow stronger in that which 
is good; our faith stronger, our resolution stronger, our love to 
God and Christ stronger. This is opposed to our being strong in our 
own strength. All Christians, but especially ministers, must be 
faithful to their Captain, and resolute in his cause. The great care of a 
Christian must be to please Christ. [Matthew Henry Commentary] 

Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the 
whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of 
the devil. (Eph 6:10,11 KJV) 

Spiritual strength and courage are needed for our spiritual 
warfare and suffering. Those who would prove themselves to have true 
grace, must aim at all grace; and put on the whole armour of God, which 
he prepares and bestows. The Christian armour is made to be worn; 
and there is no putting off our armour till we have done our 
warfare, and finished our course.  [Matthew Henry Commentary] 

We have no enemies but the enemies of God.  Our fights are not 
against men but against spiritual wickednesses.  We war with the devil 
and the blasphemy and error and despair which he brings into the 
field of battle.  We fight with all the armies of sin - impurity, 
drunkenness, oppression, infidelity, and ungodliness.  With these we contend 
earnestly, but not with sword or spear; the weapons of our warfare are not 
Jehovah, our God, abhors everything which is evil, and, 
therefore, He goeth with us to fight for us in this crusade.  He will save 
us, and He will give us grace to war a good warfare and win the 
victory.  We may depend upon it that if we are on God's side God is on 
our side.  With such an august ally the conflict is never in the 
least degree doubtful.  It is not that truth is mighty and must 
prevail but that might lies with the Father who is almighty, with Jesus 
who has all power in heaven and in earth, and with the Holy Spirit 
who worketh His will among men. 
Soldiers of Christ, gird on your armor.  Strike home in the name 
of the God of holiness, and by faith grasp His salvation.  Let not 
this day pass without striking a blow for Jesus and holiness.  
[Charles Spurgeon; Time with God devotional SB]