2 Timothy 4:9-18 Friendships are important

We tend to perceive Paul as a spiritual giant amongst men and he is. He was the greatest missionary for the Lord Jesus Christ that ever walked on the earth. He was a man that penned a great deal of the New Testament. We might possibly perceive him to be a man who was so close to God that he didn’t need or even care about the ordinary things of life. We can read about his determination, the persecutions that he suffered, his boldness in proclaiming the gospel, his will to complete the race and win the fight. It is hard to picture him lonely, cold and vulnerable and yet that is the picture that we find here in our text today.