From Daniel's Desk on 12/31/19
My Title: Fight the GOOD Fight of Faith!
My Verse: 11-12
"11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of 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."
"I CHARGE YOU, in the presence of GOD, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in His testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will display at the proper time-He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. < You ARE in the Lord's armed forces. Never forget that. Never forget WHO He is.
LOOK for where HE is at work and then join Him there. Waste NO time on anything else. Jesus IS coming back and He is bringing His glory with Him. Focus on that day and on that prize. You can take nothing out of this life except the act of faith you invested during this life for the next.
God provides us with everything to enjoy. Do good and be rich in good works, be generous and ready to share and store up treasure for yourself as a good foundation for the future, so that you may take hold of that which is truly life! - Money is not evil! The LOVE of money is the root of MANY evils. Keep your heart and your mind focused on Jesus and let God supply all your need. You cannot serve two masters. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also!
We are Kingdom people purposed for KINGDOM work. Look to see where your KING is at work and then join Him there... your investment of faith might just land you in HIS story for the eternity!!!
WORK WELL! We should have a good reputation by those OUTSIDE the faith. Being a good worker is a testimony for the Lord. They might not like or agree with your message but you can still keep God and His message from being reviled by the way you work and act! - This is even more true if your boss is a believer!
Teach SOUND doctrine! - If anyone does not agree with the sound words of our LORD JESUS CHRIST than he understands nothing.
Don't get involved in meaningless debate.
Vs. 4-5 "He has an unhealthy craving for controversy... and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and depraved in truth." < Hahahaha, you can't tell me he wasn't thinking about someone specific here.
Godliness is not a means of gain... but Godliness with contentment is of great gain! - If you want to let the enemy destroy a gift that God has given you let him tempt you into comparing it to something else!
Working, toiling and striving for this world is as foolish as racing to build sand castles against the coming tide!
We brought nothing into this world and we can't take anything with us out of it!!!
Those that desire to be rich fall into temptation, a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. "For the LOVE of money is the root of all KINDS of evil." - For this many will WALK AWAY FROM THE FAITH and PIERCE THEMSELVES WITH MANY PANGS.
BUT AS FOR YOU, O MAN OF GOD:
Flee these things.
Fight the good fight of the faith!
Guard the deposit entrusted to you.
Avoid irreverent babble.
Grace be with you!