Paul knew the difficulties that Timothy, his “son in the faith,” would experience as a gospel preacher. So he told him to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (II Timothy 2:1) “Perilous” means difficult, stressful, and even fierce. Timothy needed to brace himself for tough times ahead. Upholding the truth and standing for the right would bring opposition and suffering. So, what would these perilous times look like?