These are Paul’s last words to his dear friend Timothy. He wants to use the example of his own life to encourage Timothy to think about how he will finish his life here on earth. It’s not as important how we start the race of faith as it is how we finish. How can we finish strong, finish well, and be faithful to the very end? In what shape should we desire to cross the finish line of life? Paul teaches us about living the Christian life faithfully to the end.