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“Fight the good fight of faith, take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…” 1 Timothy 6:12 NAB
The most important battles we will fight are not physical or mental. Here on earth, we are in a spiritual battle—the good fight! We who are called to eternal life must take up this good fight, for we are in a war zone. First, we must be alert because our enemy, the devil, is. What is to be our response to his constant prowling in our territory?
“Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings.” (1 Peter 5:9) In all our sufferings, trials, and tribulations, we are to resist the evil one with our faith. With it, we can be constant in chaos. Here’s our promise: “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7) In humility, submit to the Lord and He will strengthen you in battle, causing the enemy to flee.
“Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.” (1 Timothy 6:11)Walk the highway of holiness, and persevere in it. The devil will run from the image of Christ forming in you.
“Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share, thus accumulating as treasure a good foundation for the future, so as to win the life that is true life.” (1 Timothy 6:18-19) And what is that true life? Eternal life is what we win in the good fight of faith. Goodness is the weapon in this wonderful war.
You are not in the fight alone—take heart! “The Lord is faithful; He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
by Karen Pourbabaee
Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - email@example.com
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