1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."

The Christian life is a constant battle. It may seem odd that the life of the Believer is one of constant warfare against a defeated enemy. And that fact in itself may not be very encouraging, but then again, it’s also the most reassuring truth we have. Why then is the battle necessary, why is the fight of any value if the war is already won?

The apostle Peter writes, "In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed." (1 Peter 1:6-7 NIV). I find it interesting that it was a man who knew what it felt like to deny Jesus, even while He hung on the cross, who would pen our answer. What a fight against his own guilt he must have fought daily, but yet he knew why it must be so.

Peter and Paul knew that even though for this short season of time we call life we experience all kinds of trials and tribulations, we must fight the good fight of faith that it may result in the victory of godly character to give praise and glory to our Savior and Redeemer. It's like gold being refined in the fire. It is a fight, it is a struggle, but notice Paul says it is a "good" fight. It is a good fight because though it is hard, the victory has been won through Christ and we sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

Focus on the cross in the midst of your battle. It is the cross that makes your fight a good fight. Lay hold on eternal life while you have the opportunity in this short time of life we have; fight the good fight of faith. Take up your sword this day and enter into the joys of the Lord.

Fight the good fight of faith.

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7 And then when we see all of that setting along there, I look across the table and I say, “Well, God bless you, brother. My.” And then we’ll… We just have to cry a little bit. Don’t you believe so? If we can, we’ll just cry a little bit for joy.

And then at the head of the table, will come out our King in His Majesty. He will walk down along all of us, and put His arms around us, and say, “You’ve suffered much. You went through much for Me.” He wipes all the tears away from the eye; “Now, don’t cry any more. We’re—we’re… It’s all over.”

Oh, for that great time when…?… That’s why we’re here, isn’t it? Won’t it be wonderful to feel His arm around you, and say, “Now, don’t cry. Enter into the joys of the Lord. You’ve fought a good fight.” So while we’re here and got this opportunity, let’s make it a good fight, a real fight.

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