Day 183. E & M Corner. Lessons on Faith.
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:10-12.
Faith is mentioned three times in these three verses of today’s reading. First it says some people, because of money have wandered from the faith. Verse 10.
It seems as if the word of God here is comparing as we say, ‘Apples and Oranges’. Though they are both fruit, yet they have different health values. Yes! Money is good and Faith is good, but which of the two carries more weight in terms of spiritual value? Truly, Faith in God can take us to where money cannot take us – believe it or not!
Second, we are being called to pursue lasting virtues, and free ourselves from the love of money that brings grief to our lives – verse 11. Among those lasting values is the faith. When we are faithful to God he takes care of our every need.
Third, we are called to fight the good fight of the faith – verse 12. More often than not children of God fight for no apparent reason, either because of position, power or money. Here the word of God says, ‘man, let me paraphrase it, ‘man or woman of God’, flee or run away from money and fight the good fight.
Good fight is fighting for the salvation of lost souls. Helping the needy and caring for the dying without hope in Christ.
That is the good fight of the faith. In the sight of man it does not sound worth fighting for. But in the sight of God, that is the real calling. So I ask, ‘where is your faith?’ Remain blessed as we continue…