2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
I have spent nearly a month sharing with you insights to be gleaned from just one verse, 2 Timothy 1:7. I have barely scratched the surface!
Here is an example of my deeper, more extended study of the final phrase, “and of a sound mind,” in the promise expressed here that God has given us the spirit “of a sound mind.” This is taken from my latest Bible study resource, The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury.
a sound mind. +*2Ti 1:13, %Deut 28:28, *Psa 119:80, *Pro 2:7; *Pro 8:14; Pro 14:30, *Isa 59:15 mg. Jer 29:26, Dan 4:34, Hos 9:7, +*Mat 6:25 note. +*Mar 3:21; **Mar 5:15, *Luk 8:35; *Luk 15:17, **Joh 16:13 note. *Act 26:11; *Act 26:24; *Act 26:25, 2Co 5:13, 14; *2Co 10:5, +*2Pe 3:16, Gr. sophronismou, *S# G4995, only here. The word means self-discipline, self control, and prudence in living a “measured and orderly life” (TDNT, vol. 7, p. 1103) before the world. The concept connected with the word group to which this word belongs (in terms of associated words from the same or related roots) has reference to living soberly and righteously in this present world in watchful expectation of Christ’s coming, as well as reference to avoidance of ecstatic and eschatological frenzy (2Co 5:12, 13, 1Pe 4:7). Trench remarks of the related word sophrosunē at 1Ti 2:9 that it refers to “that inner self-government, with its constant rein on all the passions and desires” (Synonyms, Sec. 20, p. 71, 72). +*Pro 22:3, Act 26:25, +*Rom 12:3; +*Rom 12:16, Eph 5:4, 1Ti 2:9; 1Ti 2:15; 1Ti 3:2, Tit 1:8; Tit 2:2; Tit 2:4, 5; Tit 2:12, *1Pe 4:7.