2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
1. We must shun the society of incurable sinners. Whilst men are hopeful and curable we must try all means to win them.
2. Opposing of the truth is very grievous to a gracious soul. "For he hath greatly withstood our words." God's people are baptized with fire as well as with water, and must be hot and not lukewarm or indifferent in the things of God.
3. Wicked men do not so much oppose our persons as our preaching. They hate us not as men, but as ministers, because we publish the truth that condemns their wicked practices.
(T. Hall, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: