Memorable Pauline quotes
Paul’s reflections on the person and
teaching of Jesus Christ provide epigrams and aphorisms that easily become for
his readers favorite Bible quotes. We remember, “So, faith, hope, love
remain–these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13). “For God
loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7). “All things work for good for those who
love God” (Rom. 8:28). “To me life is Christ, and death is gain” (Phil 1:21).
“At the name of Jesus every knee should bend and every tongue confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord” (Phil 2:10-11). Even if Paul did not personally write the
letters to Timothy, we are struck by their undeniable Pauline sentiment,
especially “I am being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure
is at hand. I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept
the faith” (2 Tim 4:6-7).