Fight the good fight of faith? Why do you think Paul used the word fight?1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV)
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
For some is the good fight to remain faithful to Christ in the midst of the storm?
For some is the good fight to remain faithful to Christ when all HELL seems to be coming against them?
Is the good fight to remain faithful when everyone around you is not faithful?
Is the good fight to remain faithful when the things of the world (things we know better than to do) seem so appealing – surely that would bring me happiness?Perhaps we can now realize this journey was (since the fall) never intended to simply be a walk in the park.
I love the way The Message Translation says 1 Timothy 6:11-12
"But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life—a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses."
Pursuing a righteous life may be indeed be a fight but in the end the reward will be worth the fight! Not only in our Heavenly home but worth the fight even here in this earthly home. . .
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