In the process of separation from the Catholic Church was a need to look at scripture from a more literalist perspective when a literal perspective is more reasonable and visa versa.
Literalist focus on just the words.
"All scripture is inspired by God."
Literal which is the more encompassing honest approach takes into account the author, the faith religion and ritual he lives, who he is talking to? What do we know about the person he is talking to? What is the objective of the text? How did the early church see the text? Does he live the same religion and ritual as the writer etc etc. Or, all of the evidence you can obtain.
Was Timothy a bishop of Ephesus ( a man of God) brought up as a son in the faith by Paul? Did he fully know Paul’s doctrine which is the churches doctrine? Was he baptized into the promise of Abraham fulfilled as a member of the chosen people, the holy nation, the Royal Priesthood the family of God divinized through baptism , who keeps this commandment of God until the end of time?
"For as often as you shall eat this bread and drink this cup you shall show the death of the Lord until He comes again."
Was Timothy a member of the church that had its first council at Jerusalem where James explained that the kingdom of David had been reestablished in the church?
Was Timothy like Paul, a dispenser of the sacraments?
Paul says, "consider us as dispensers of the mysteries of God."
From mystery we get:
Mystery, mysterion, sacramentum, sacrament.
Irenaeus said, all of the apostles were priests.
Consider us priests as dispensers of the sacraments of Christ?
Did Timothy ordain priests of the one Lord ,one faith, one doctrine, one breaking of the bread and the prayers, as Paul told Titus to do?
This is why I left you in Crete, that you ordain priests in every city as I have appointed you.
Titus 1:5 DRB
Middle English prēst, "cleric ranking below a bishop and above a deacon, a parish priest," from Old English preost, which probably was shortened from the older Germanic form represented by Old Saxon and Old High German prestar, Old Frisian prestere, all from Vulgar Latin *prester "priest," from Late Latin presbyter "presbyter, elder," from Greek presbyteros "elder (of two), old, venerable," comparative of presbys "old
Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles
The Priest says this secret prayer in the sanctuary: O Lord God Omnipotent, Thine is the Holy Catholic Church, inasmuch as Thou, through the great passion of Thy Christ, didst buy the sheep of Thy pasture; and from the grace of the Holy Spirit, who is indeed of one nature with Thy glorious divinity, are granted the degrees of the true priestly ordination (6 [A.D. 200]).
So Timothy, a Bishop of Ephesus who fully knew Paul’s doctrine which is the churches doctrine ( How can one preach less he be sent?) Timothy who is a dispenser of the sacraments, will use the God breathed scriptures for study and reproof of the priests and laity under his direction as bishops of the Catholic church have done for 2000 years.
That the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the church.
To Him be glory in the church through all generations.