Jehovah’s help is real
The Lord stood near me and infused power into me,...and I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. — 2 Tim. 4:17.
IT WAS A dangerous time to be a Christian in Rome. Blamed for setting fire to the city in 64 C.E., Christ’s followers were objects of intense hostility. It was likely in this volatile situation that the apostle Paul was imprisoned in Rome for the second time. Would other Christians come to his aid?
Paul may have had some initial concerns in that regard, for he wrote to Timothy: “In my first defense no one came to my side, but they all forsook me.” (2 Tim. 4:16) Even so, Paul acknowledged that he had not been entirely without help. He trusted that Jehovah would fortify him to endure his present trials and any future difficulties that might arise. In fact, he immediately went on to say: “The Lord will rescue me from every wicked work.” (2 Tim. 4:18)
Yes, Paul had learned that even when human assistance is limited, the help that Jehovah and his Son provide is real! w15 4/15 4:1-3