"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. " 2 Timothy 2:7
Paul fought the fight to keep the faith.
Paul kept the faith to fight the fight.
We are fighting our friends, our neighbors, other religions, or other nations. They are for us to demonstrate the love of Jesus. That is the great commission.We are invited into a fight but the Bible is clear about who and what we are fighting. Ephesians 6:12
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”If we are fighting our neighbors, we are fighting the wrong fight.If we are fighting the people who don’t come to church, we are fighting the wrong fight. If we are fighting people of other religions, we are fighting the wrong fight.