2 Timothy: These verses might serve as a valedictory (good-bye) for Paul. It strikes me that since Paul thinks his departure (death) is soon. What he says here must be of some little import. Parting words usually are. Paul warns Timothy of the danger of reckless doctrines, heresies, where people will prefer to be taught not the truth but what they choose to believe i.e., a lie. Are we there yet in 2020?
Gospel: Mark 10:46-52
New Testament: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:10 – 62:5