Fight the Good Fight of Faith

1 Timothy 6

11 But as for you, j O man of God, k flee these things. l Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 m Fight the good fight of the faith. n Take hold of the eternal life o to which you were called and about which you made p the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 q I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, r who in his testimony before 1 Pontius Pilate made p the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until s the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display t at the proper time - he who is u the blessed and only Sovereign, v the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 w who alone has immortality, x who dwells in y unapproachable light, z whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

17 As for the rich in a this present age, charge them b not to be haughty, nor c to set their hopes on d the uncertainty of riches, but on God, e who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, f to be rich in good works, to be generous and g ready to share, 19 thus h storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may i take hold of j that which is truly life.

20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. k Avoid the l irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called "knowledge,"

21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. m Grace be with you. 2

  1. Cross References
    2 Timothy 3:17
    That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
  2. Cross References
    2 Timothy 2:22
    So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
  3. Cross References
    Proverbs 15:9
    The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.
  4. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:18
    This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.
    1 Corinthians 9:25
    Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
  5. Cross References
    Philippians 3:12
    Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
  6. Cross References
    1 Peter 5:10
    And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
  7. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 9:13
    By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others.
  8. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:21
    In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 27:11
    Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so.
    John 18:37
    Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world - to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.
    Revelation 1:5
    And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
    Revelation 3:14
    And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.
  10. Cross References
    1 Timothy 6:12
    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.
  11. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
  12. Cross References
    1 Timothy 2:6
    Who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
  13. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:11
    In accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
  14. Cross References
    Revelation 17:14
    They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.
  15. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:17
    To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 104:2
    Covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.
  17. Cross References
    Job 37:23
    The Almighty - we cannot find him; he is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.
  18. Cross References
    John 1:18
    No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.
  19. Cross References
    2 Timothy 4:10
    For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
    Titus 2:12
    Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.
  20. Cross References
    Romans 11:20
    That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear.
    Romans 12:3
    For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
    Romans 12:16
    Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
  21. Cross References
    Mark 10:24
    And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God!
  22. Cross References
    Proverbs 23:5
    When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.
    Matthew 13:22
    As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
  23. Cross References
    Acts 14:17
    Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.
  24. Cross References
    Luke 12:21
    So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.
    Titus 3:8
    The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.
    Titus 3:14
    And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.
  25. Cross References
    Romans 12:13
    Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
  26. Cross References
    Matthew 6:19 - 20
    Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
  27. Cross References
    1 Timothy 6:12
    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.
  28. Cross References
    2 Timothy 1:1
    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus.
  29. Cross References
    2 Timothy 3:5
    Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
    2 Timothy 4:4
    And will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
    Titus 1:14
    Not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.
  30. Cross References
    2 Timothy 2:16
    But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.
  31. Cross References
    Colossians 4:18
    I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
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