Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (2 Timothy 2:11–13, NIV 1984).
My Musings – This is an interesting passage, containing four couplets, each beginning with the word “if.” What makes it interesting to me, is that the word “if” is typically the introduction to a conditional clause (if a certain condition is true, then a particular result happens), which it is in the first three couplets, but not the last one. This should cause the reader to question why that is so, because it begs an explanation, which is given in the text.
If we died with Him, [then] we will also live with Him – “
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