keep the faith; fight the good fight

keep the faith

keep believing in a cause, especially when there is resistance

fight the good fight

be devoted to a good cause even when others oppose you
—We’ve got to keep the faith and not lose hope. The only way to stop the spread of drugs in our city is for everyone to keep fighting the good fight.

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul writes that many people turn away from God because of their desire for wealth. He tells Timothy, though, that his path should be different:

But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith [Fight the good fight of faith] and lay hold of that eternal life you were called for and made your good confession for in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:11,12)

And in his second letter to Timothy, Paul, knowing that his life is nearing its end, writes,

For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for me to depart is at hand. I have competed well [fought a good fight]; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! (2 Timothy 4:6,7)

Advertisements
Comments are closed.
  • All scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://bible.org. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

    Scripture in brackets is from the King James Bible.

  • Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed by Craig Thompson under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

    Any reproduction of this content using passages from the NET Bible must follow NET Bible's copyright policy for use of those passages.

    For information on creating translations of Putting Words in Our Mouths, please go here.

  • Visit My Blog: Clearing Customs

    Hackneys, Mews, and a Trap-Pumping Mouse (you’ll, uh, see what I mean)

    So after a long hiatus, I went back to the Bellerby and Co. Globemakers’ website (I’ve written about them here and here), and I saw they’d posted a Great Big Story video that CNN had made about them. It’s a cool video, but what really caught my attention was Bellerby’s address posted on the outside of their […]

    Steps, 2, 3, 4

    “The World’s Longest Staircase Is in Switzerland” In 1910, a funicular railway was completed from the village of Mülenen up to the peak [of Mount Niesen in the Swiss Alps]. . . . But more interesting than the funicular, in my opinion, is what runs up the mountain right alongside it: a two-mile staircase with […]

  • Advertisements