Contextual and Comforting Hooks

Sometimes a verse that we memorize or recite has hooks to its neighbours that we need to remember. Often often the reader can tell by means of the punctuation that a thought isn’t finished. Key words that help us include for telling us an explanation (which may include its own pieces of explanation) is coming, and therefore telling us an argument is closing. Who[m], when, and how that, extend the main trunk of the saying. Getting the thought is not always possible with a single verse.

Take 2 Timothy 1:9; featuring
GOD THE FATHER (and his gift with eternal timing, purpose and grace, with current happenings, light, gospel, appointment, and assurance of a good finish).

who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

The precision eludes us until we step back and read 2 Timothy 1:8ff

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, …(vs. 8)