Paul’s Message Is Safely in God’s Hands

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For I know Whom [he does not say, in whom] I have believed, and I am persuaded that He is able to keep that [he does not say what] which He has committed unto me against that day [he does not say what day] (II Timothy 1:12: R.V. margin).

That which God had committed unto Paul was “that goodly deposit” – the revelation of the mystery concerning the Body of Christ. The word παραθήκη (parathēkē) occurs only here (:14) and I Timothy 6:20 (according to the best texts).

It was committed to Timothy also, and he was to guard it by the Holy Spirit dwelling within him. And though all might turn away from him and his teaching concerning it (:15), yet God would guard it and care for it, and preserve it against that day.

EWBE.W. Bullinger (1837-1913)
Figures of Speech (page 62, Ellipsis)

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