The Greek word translated “entrust” carries the idea of placing something into the hand of another.
Paul reminded Timothy of what had been entrusted to him and instructed him to place it into the hands of those who are faithful so that they, in turn, would teach others also.
When something is entrusted to us, we have a responsibility to care for, guard, protect, cherish, and faithfully use it.
Considering what has been placed into our hands as spiritual leaders, we carry this same responsibility.
One day we will give an account for the stewardship of what has been entrusted to us, including the souls we lead.