The whole care of providing grain for Rome was committed to Pompey, he sent abroad his agents into all quarters, and he himself sailing into Sicily, Sardinia, and Africa, where they collected great quantities of grain. As he was just ready to embark in order to return home, there arose a great storm, so that his pilots were unwilling to set sail. But Pompey himself going first aboard, commanded the mariners to weigh anchor, crying out, “It is necessary for me to go, but it is not necessary for me to live.” This zeal and resolution was seconded by fortune, so that he made a prosperous voyage and stored all the markets in Rome with corn and covered the sea with ships Such was the quantity of provisions imported, that there was a sufficient supply not only for the city of Rome, but for foreigners and into all parts of Italy.
2Tim. 2:1 “You therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”