Fight the Good Fight

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warefare, having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck {1 Timothy 1:18-19}.

Paul here,as the quinessential mentor, and father figure, mentions to his young protege Timothy that a series of prophecies had been given about Timothy in connection with his receiving his spiritual gift. These prophecies specifically and supernaturally call Timothy in God’s service. Paul then urged Timothy to presevere this calling and fight the battle against the enemies of Christ and the gospel message.

Having faith and a good conscience — Were to have this kind of perseverance in our walk with the Lord that is based on faith in His redemptive love and finished work of the cross. Our sin debt paid in full must be received by faith. Our calling by God into service for Him must be conducted with faith. What we must be aware of however, is that in order for us to have that conscience that is pure and undefiled, is knowing that it was Jesus Christ, and His blood only, that has cleansed me. Not by my works of self righteousness, or any thought of my good conduct. There is where so much warfare is fought with the adversary Satan. Bringing guilt and condemnation into the believers mind over our past sins, or from the other perspective, fear and doubt, and worry over the future. Bringing accusations that were not even saved! God created man with a conscience as his self-judging faculty. Because God has written His law on man’s heart that we should know right from wrong.

Dear Saint, when we walk in God’s will, we enjoy the affirmation, assurance, peace, and joy of a good conscience!

May God bless your walk today!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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