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. (1 Timothy 6:11-12 ESV)
Hymn ELH 249:1,4 Fight the Good Fight
Fight the good fight with all your might;
Christ is your strength, and Christ your right.
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
Your joy and crown eternally.
Faint not nor fear, His arms are near;
He changes not who holds you dear;
Only believe, and you will see
That Christ is all eternally.
Heavenly Father, give me strength through faith to fight off the sins that try to trap me. Help me always to confess my hope and assurance of eternal life through Your Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.