"Good Fight!"

March 1, 2014

“Good Fight!”

Blessings folk!!

How did the pursuit go yesterday?

Did you pursue:
  • righteousness
  • Godliness
  • faith
  • love
  • perseverance
  • gentleness

Flee the evil.
Pursue the righteous.
But, there is more.


We usually do not associate the word “fight” with something good...but, read…

1 Timothy 6:12
12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

We are to fight...the good fight of faith.
Faith is not just a passive force of existence.
It is life manifested.
We fight...not against flesh and blood...but against principalities within the heavenly realms.

We are to also “take hold”.

Notice the intensity of the words…”fight”, “take hold”.

Of what are we to “take hold”?
Eternal life.
Believers were called to eternal life.
We are to take hold of it.
Live it.
Rejoice in it.

Paul reminds Timothy that Timothy had made the “good confession”, the proclamation of faith, in the presence of many witnesses.

Therefore, take hold.
Therefore, fight the good fight of faith.
Therefore, remember the calling.

We should do likewise.