Oh, and Bring the Cloak

11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. 12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments. 2 Timothy 4:11-13

Why did Paul ask for his cloak? Couldn’t he get a cloak where he was? What was so special about this cloak? Perhaps there wasn’t anything special. And yet, this is the inspired Word of God so it must be in the Bible for a reason. Maybe, though, it has nothing to do with the cloak but the one bringing it. It’s Paul’s way of emphasizing Timothy’s coming. He really wanted to see him so if he was going to come anyway, bring the coat.

Read the Bible with an eye for the details. You’ll be surprised when you just keep your eyes open. There are some fascinating things going on apart from the main points that passages make. That’s why people can read it over and over again and still glean “new” information each time. It was all there the first 17 times you read it, but the Holy Spirit illuminated it for you for such a time as this.

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