The Stimulus of Example
2 Timothy 3:10-11
But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience,…

The other evening a gentleman told me that he went into the room where his son was taking lessons in singing, and found the tutor urging the boy to sound a certain note. Every time the lad made the attempt, however, he fell short, and his teacher kept saying to him, "Higher! higher!" but it was all to no purpose until, descending to the tone which the boy was sounding, the musician accompanied him with his own voice, and led him gradually up to that which he desired him to sing; and then he sounded it with ease.

(W. M. Taylor, D. D.)

"Example is a living law, whose sway

Men more than all the written laws obey."

(Old Poet.)Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.


Parallel Verses
KJV: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

WEB: But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,

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