Whenever we read our Bible, we are most likely to misinterpret the content of its parts that is why it is significant that we should not just read but really STUDY it. Before we analyze the content of what is written on our Bible, we have to understand first the context of the book that we are reading.
The Bible is written for us but not directly to us. The author of the book has its own message unto whom he has intended to send his letter. Nevertheless, all scriptures are profitable and powerful as we ask the holy spirit to give us wisdom and revelation in applying the scriptures into our reality.
So, where is the book of 2 Timothy coming from?
The author of the book of 2 Timothy is the Apostle Paul.
He was born as Saul, a Pharisee. He was well educated about the laws and traditions of the elders. He used to persecute Christians to death, binding and delivering both men and women to prison. On the way to Damascus in order to capture more Christians, he had an encounter with Jesus which completely changed the way he lived the rest of his life.
Apostle Paul contributed 12 or 13 books in the New Testament since the Book of Hebrews does not contain any salutation of the author, it was traditionally ascribed to him.
2 Timothy was probably written in A.D 64-65, though some would place it as late as A.D 67.