This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly…
I. FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS ARE TO BE CONTINUALLY ENFORCED.
II. PRACTICAL PREACHING IS EVER OUT OF SEASON.
III. CHRISTIAN DUTIES ARE OF UNIVERSAL APPLICATION.
IV. TRIVIAL QUESTIONS OUT OF PLACE IN THE PULPIT. Inferences —
1. It is possible to have repetition without sameness: "affirm constantly."
2. Belief that does not change the life is useless (James 2:17)
3. The law is to be obeyed in spirit, rather than letter.
Parallel VersesKJV: This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
WEB: This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men;