Lent Devotions 2012: Wednesday 21st March

“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.” 1 Timothy 6:12

In the preceding verses of Chapter 6, we are told in verse 6 to, “flee from the temptation of the love of money”. In verse 11 we are told how we can do this. As children of God to be free from all this we should, “Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” In verse 12 we are told to, “Fight the good fight of the faith”. I think all of us fight the daily battle against sin. Our prize and ultimate goal is the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ and eternal life. We are told to, “take hold of the eternal life to which you were called”. We are called individually and by name when we, “make a good confession in the presence of many witnesses”. In verse 13 it follows on by saying, “in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession”.

In this devotional verse God instructs us in what to do, how to do it and tells us why we need to do it. If we look and pray to God and study God’s Word carefully, we will find the answers to our questions. Although remembering it is in God’s time not necessarily ours. But the answer is always the same when we ask the question we need to ask: ‘How do we inherit eternal life?’. This is by confessing our faith in the sight of God and He will grant us Eternal Life.

May God keep us always in His arms, care and protect us and keep us as His children. Amen.