I Timothy 1:18-19
This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may fight the good fight, keeping faith and good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
Some more liberal churches no longer have songs like “Onward Christian Soldiers” in their hymnals. “Too militant,” they say. Contrary to their modern theology, we are foot soldiers sent into battle against the enemy by our Lord Jesus.
Like Timothy, we are to hold fast to the truth. some believe for a while, then walk away when things get tough, their faith is inconvenient, or when God doesn’t do things the way they thought He should.
When people walk away from the truth it’s only a matter of time until their lives are broken and shattered like a ship battered to pieces on the rocks.
Even though the apostle Paul wrote this letter to Timothy, his son in the Lord, this message is for us today. We too, are sons and daughters of Paul through his many letters recorded for us in the New Testament.
Lord Jesus, may we pay close attention
to the wisdom our teacher, Paul
has carefully recorded for us so long ago,
yet so relevant for today.