2 Timothy 1:12
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed…
The faith of the Christian is here seen.
I. In its OBJECT "I know whom I have believed."
II. In its CHARACTER. It is seen in many noble qualities and bearings, inseparably connected with each other in the triumphant profession made by the apostle.
1. Knowledge is here the foundation of faith "I know whom I have believed." Yes, he knew by irresistible demonstration — such as extracted the venom of his heart against Jesus of Nazareth, and filled it with inextinguishable love and fervent devotedness to Him.
2. As knowledge is the foundation of faith, so faith is the reposing of an absolute trust — "I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him."
III. In its CONSUMMATION — "against that day." There is to be a consummation — when we shall receive "the end of our faith, even the salvation of our soul." The province of faith is but for a season, and it shall give place to the vision and fruition of God.
(W. B. Collyer, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
WEB: For this cause I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day.