From the Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 38
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 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. 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, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:11-16
One of the greatest helps to our Christian faith is just someone else who believes and believes with us. Why? Because we have to fight for this faith. This way that we’ve found is not the way of this world where we find ourselves. We have to fight for our faith because there’s a constant force against it and it’s not the devil throwing new things into our lives as much as using old things out of our lives and we don’t know it because we’re so used to it. Real growth in our Christian life happens through relationships where we share together, pray together, discuss together and care for each other in the way. Relationships are important because it’s there that we are equipped to fight for the faith. Many people go for the inspiration of the faith in large worship gatherings but it’s in smaller groups and conversations that we are instructed in the faith. The Bible says that bad company corrupts good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33). Timothy had a relationship with Paul that encouraged and equipped him to fight the good fight. If we’re going to walk this walk in victory, we must walk this walk in the company of other believers. It’s God’s way!