Many people can quote the beginning of 1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of faith…”, but how many of us have REALLY thought about what this means?
Most people love basketball, football or baseball, but my favorite sport is BOXING! People seem surprised to find this out about me, but here’s why.
The only segment that really matters to me in most sports, is the last one. Most games have to be played to the end. And anything, can happen down to the last 10 seconds of a game, making the final out come different than the whole gist of the game.
Boxing however is different, it can go all 12 rounds, but it can also be over in 2.5 seconds during the first round with a knock out and I just like the suspense of never knowing what’s going to happen in boxing.
I had the opportunity to watch the Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto fight recently which got me to thinking about the script so commonly quoted, “fighting the good fight of faith…”.
We know a good fight is a fight we win and we know that Jesus has already won the fight for us, but I think many of us think… since Jesus already won the fight for me, I don’t have to do anything… which is so misleading.
The fact of the matter is that in any fight, we will get hit by our opponent, we may fall, get pushed against the ropes, get a nosebleed like Mayweather did, or even lose a round, but the key is to KEEP FIGHTING!
The Good Fight of Faith, is the fight that we never give up on.
Regardless if it’s a 2.5 second knock out or a 12-round fight that’s won by the score cards, the next time you quote this script, think about the amount of training these boxers go through so that you can come prepared to your next fight, and KEEP FIGHTING the Good Fight of FAITH in God’s Words!!