It Will Be Worth It All When We See Jesus: 1 Timothy 6:12-15
“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. 13) I direct you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14) that you keep the commandment without fault or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15) which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of Lords,” 1 Timothy‬ ‭6:12-15
So how long does the good fight of Faith last? The answer according to this text is “until Jesus comes back!” As we approach the end times our confession of faith will be reminiscent of the confession Jesus made before Pontus Pilate. Jesus died for us that we might live for Him.
Don’t expect the Christian life to be easy. But let’s set the record straight, the non-Christian life is often miserable. Why? “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy.” (John 10:10) He abuses his own and his time is limited.
By contrast, look Who this text says we serve; “He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of Lords.” And He holds all the cards in His hands. He is the one who gives life to all things. He is in absolute control and will return at the proper time. He will neither be early or late. He will be right on time. History is rushing toward a God determined climax.
How should we then live? We should keep the commandments without fault or reproach. We should live for the glory of God. We should live with eternity in view. Like the old hymn says; “It will be worth it all when we see Jesus.”
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global