“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).Text — 2 Timothy 4:1-8
According to J. C. Ryle, “All worldly war is evil. It entails an awful amount of bloodshed and suffering. It hurries into eternity myriads who are completely unprepared for their change. It calls forth the worst passions of man. It causes enormous waste and destruction of property. It fills peaceful homes with mourning widows and orphans… In short, war is an immense and incalculable evil, and every praying man should cry day and night, ‘Give us peace in our times.’”
But there is a fight which every Christian must engage in. It is the good fight of faith. It is a spiritual warfare against spiritual enemies. A true Christian is a soldier and he will remain so from the day of his conversion to the day of his death. He is called to fight against the world, the flesh and the devil. A Christian faces a never-ending conflict against evil – false doctrines, moral decadence and contamination of the eternal gospel. He fights to spread and uphold the Christian faith in a world increasingly hostile to the claims of Christ.
A true Christian is a soldier
You must fight and be brave.
Prayer for today
O God, strengthen my hands to fight your battles.