Friday, September 22, 2017

Good Fight of Faith

"Fight the good fight of faith." 

1 Timothy 6:12

When I think of faith, I don't really think of fighting. But then I remember the verse about putting on the armor of God: "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:13-17)

It is obvious that Saint Paul cautions us it is not easy to live in faith. We cannot just relax and be complacent. We cannot be at peace with everybody (Luke 12:51). Like Jesus, we have to make a firm stand. Everyone knew where Jesus stood. He made His moral code clear. Where there is evil, where there is injustice, where there is corruption, where there is perfidy, we have to fight the good fight of faith with God's people at our side. 

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