In chapter two, we learn that our perseverance is going to be tied to Godly character traits. Among these character traits that Paul suggested to young Timothy are that we endure like a soldier, compete like an athlete, prepare like a farmer, discipline ourselves like a worker, be clean like a vessel, and be humble like a servant.
The opposite of perseverance is displayed in the example of Hymenaeus and Philetus who wandered away from the truth.
The key to never wandering away is given in verse 22: “Flee evil desires” and instead “pursue righteousness.”
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.