Paul’s certainty of that faith is the basis for his exhortation to Timothy to kindle afresh Timothy’s gifts. So the interesting thing here is that Paul is using another’s faith to exhort his apprentice to greater things. This is not the only time he does this in 2 Timothy. Look at 2 Timothy 3:14 – 17, Paul again refers to those from whom Timothy learned the Scripture, his mom and grandmom.
Here the structure shows us that Paul expects that people who are from Christian homes will benefit from that environment.
That is not just Paul. Remember his writing was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Posts in this series:
The Influence of Structure
Structure in 2 Timothy 1
Structure in 2 Timothy 1 – Part 2