1 Timothy 6:11–16 (ESV)
Fight the Good Fight of Faith
11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal
life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before
Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display at the proper time—he
who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
Again, we see in today’s reading that sanctification involves our cooperation. Paul tells us to “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness,
gentleness.” We are to fight the good fight! There is some great Gospel language today such as “to which you were called” and “God, who gives life to all things.” We are to hold fast and confess our faith.
I pray: O Lord, help me to prepare and to fight the good fight. Amen.