The Good Fight of Faith: 1 Timothy 6:12
“12) Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭
Being a Christian places you in a battle with three strong opponents. Your faith will be tested by the world, your flesh and the devil. They are opposed to God and those who confess faith in Him. The world hated Jesus Christ, therefore, do not be surprised that it is at enmity with you as well.
I am amused how verses with the same address often compliment each other. My favorite example of from John 3:16. Cruise through the New Testament some time and look up every 3:16 verse. It is very intriguing.
The same intrigue relates to 1 Timothy 6:12. If you want to learn more about the good fight of faith, read Ephesians 6:12; “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Romans 6:12 is significant as well)
Be forewarned… you are in an intense battle. The moment you became a Christian by confessing faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you became an enemy of the kingdom of darkness. At that moment your flesh joined forces with the world and the devil against you. They want to shipwreck your faith journey. They will resist you at every juncture.
But greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4) Therefore, take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and fight the good fight of faith. Become skilled in putting on the armor of God. Learn how to use the sword of the Spirit and intercessory prayer. God has provided you with everything to become more than a conqueror! You can win this fight. Jesus has already won your victory.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global