Every serious student of the Bible desires to understand the text, discover the biblical principles, and apply the truths to his or her life. This commentary is designed to help students, pastors, and Bible teachers understand 1 and 2 Timothy in a simple manner. Working from the popular New International Version (NIV), the author provides helpful commentary on the text verse by verse. This verse-by-verse commentary is different from others in two respects. First, it is brief while some commentaries are unnecessarily wordy and verbose. Second, it is Pentecostal in outlook. This implies that we generally adhere to the doctrine of biblical inerrancy and adopt a literalist approach to the interpretation of the Bible. The major aim of this commentary is to expose readers to 1 and 2 Timothy. It is written primarily for the busy pastor, Sunday school teacher, or Christian leader who desires to learn better Paul's message to Timothy. Paul's concern on the importance of sound teaching should remind us the importance of teaching in our local churches today. First Timothy was written primarily to help the church understand the fact that all of life is subject to God's will. In 2 Timothy, Timothy is asked to guard the gospel, be willing to suffer for it, proclaim it, and pass it on to the next generation. First Timothy focuses on the church and can serve as church manual, while 2 Timothy conveys Paul's final farewell.