2 Timothy 2:3
You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Ministers above all should be leaders and exemplars in this contest. For the apostle's fear of disapproval at last relates to him as a herald or preacher to others, calling them to the spiritual warfare. They should be like the statues of ancient heroes in the Palcestra, which the Roman youth were sent to admire and emulate, while they recounted the history of their achievements.
(J. Leifchild, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.