2 Timothy 1:6
Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.
I. It seems worth our while to remind ourselves that the source of all holy or vicious conduct is a virtuous or a depraved WILL.
II. Next, in the review of our daily practice, it may be regarded as certain that we are wanting in our use of the most ordinary helps to a holy life, IF WE ARE INFREQUENT AND IRREGULAR IN PRAYER, AND IN OUR STUDY OF THE BIBLE.
III. The present may further be a very fitting season for A STRICT EXAMINATION OF OURSELVES WITH REFERENCE TO ALL THOSE SEEMINGLY INDIFFERENT HABITS, ON WHICH (as a very little attention shows) THE VIGOUR OF OUR SPIRITUAL, LIFE MAINLY DEPENDS. It is a point often overlooked by thoughtless persons, that a slow and undecided manner — habits of procrastination — sloth — want of punctuality and method — that these things, and the like of these, are fatal to the operations of the best-regulated will.
(J. W. Burgon, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.