The Good Welfare of Jesus Christ
In his second letter to Timothy, Paul says of himself, I have stayed the course, I have completed the race, I have kept the confidence (2 Timothy 4:7).
Paul is talking the expressions of a man who is going to leave the clash of life. In any case, here in 1 Timothy is Paul’s assertion to this youthful Christian, presumably in his initial or mid-twenties, who is by and large left to do an extremely hazardous and requesting work in Ephesus.
The messenger advises him to stay the course.
The central idea of Christianity is that it is a fighting wherein we are completely included; and there is no exit until the end.
The second you started your Christian life, by confidence in Jesus Christ, you entered a deep rooted fight.
Also, this battle isn’t planned to be simple. Numerous Christians today fail to remember that.
Spread around to some degree by a ton of deceiving educating is a far reaching mentality today that when you become a Christian, God starts working for you, so everything needs to work out the manner in which you need it to. Individuals are being encouraged that they are in the desire of God since spans show up bafflingly across the gaps of life.
Junk! In the event that that is the indication of being in God’s will, at that point Paul was out of God’s will the greater part of his life.
He realized he was in a fight, and he discloses to Timothy that he also will be in a fight.
The object of this fighting isn’t to make due to the furthest limit of life, as numerous Christians might suspect. Everybody, Christians and non-Christians the same, are facing the conflict to keep sound and stay alive. That isn’t the Christian fighting.
Paul is looking at being a Christian, about carrying on with a Christ-like life amidst perilous pressing factors and countering powers.
That is the fight. As such, to be sensible in a universe of deception; not to pursue all the dreams that the world succumbs to; not to permit yourself to contemplate what is happening in the public arena, however to get God’s perspective; to see things the manner in which they are and to bargain truly, everything being equal, and straightforwardly with all that comes- – that is the fight.
That is the manner in which Jesus managed life.
He didn’t shroud away in some religious community. He was out amidst life, in the commercial centers, the urban communities, among individuals, and under the pressing factors and threats of regular day to day existence. He was a pragmatist who managed truly and genuinely with life.
The fight Paul is discussing is to be a caring individual who has concern and empathy for individuals in the midst of badgering, when others are offering approach to articulations of scorn and brutality and extremism.
The fight is to live redemptively among the individuals who have lost their way, to dismiss them from that which is obliterating, to be engaged with them and to provide of yourself to bring them back into a relationship of truth and reality. The fighting is to carry on with your life for a reason, not simply to spend it on yourself.