2 Timothy 4:2 - Sharing Jesus Every Opportunity!

2Ti.4:2; Sharing Jesus Every Opportunity!

2 Tim 4:2 (KJV)  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of 
season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 

2 Tim 4:2 (NRSV)  Proclaim the message; be persistent whether 
the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and 
encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.  

2 Tim 4:2 (AV)  Herald and preach the Word!  Keep your sense of 
urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems 
to be favorable or unfavorable.  [Whether it is convenient or 
inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word 
are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince 
them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging 
them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching. 

2 Tim 4:2 (TLB)  to preach the Word of God urgently at all 
times, whenever you get the chance, in season and out, when it is 
convenient and when it is not. Correct and rebuke your people when they 
need it, encourage them to do right, and all the time be feeding them 
patiently with God's Word. 

Be ready in season and out of season. i.e., always be ready, 
whether the time is opportune or not. [Ryrie SB] 

"Be prepared in season and out of season" means to always be 
ready to serve God in any situation, whether or not it is convenient. 
Be sensitive to the opportunities God gives you. [Life Application 

Be prepared for, courageous in, and sensitive to God-given 
opportunities to tell the Good News. [Life Application SB] 

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching 
them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, 
I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mat 
28:19,20 (KJV) 

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to 
give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that 
is in you with meekness and fear: 1 Pet 3:15 (KJV) 

Be ready in any situation to speak the needed word, whether of 
correction, of rebuke or of encouragement. [NIV SB] 

[In this commentary think of recovery in the board sense of all 
sin and not just that of addiction] Sharing the Good News of Jesus 
Christ with others is an integral part of Christian living.  The good 
news of our recovery in Christ is also something to be shared.  In 
fact, a strong and permanent recovery is impossible unless we make 
sharing our story an integral part of our life.  By sharing our story of 
deliverance, we will offer new life to many needy people.  In the process, we 
will be reminded of God's wonderful work in our life and be 
encouraged to persevere.  We will build strong relationships with others as 
we walk through recovery with them.  This will lead to the healthy 
community life necessary to support our recovery on a permanent basis.  
[Life Recovery Bible mod]