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DAY 28 WEDNESDAY: AUGUST 2019

CONTENDING EARNESTLY FOR YOUR FAITH!

Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3).

Christianity is a battle of warfare. Whether you are prepared or not, you should be ready to contend earnestly for your faith. In the opening text, the Bible tells us that beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God expects him to be ready always in contending earnestly for his faith in Jesus Christ. You should contend earnestly for your faith in the Lord forever.

Apostle Paul was aware of this, and he warned Timothy his beloved son in the Lord to fight the good fight of faith. That is why the Bible tells us in 1Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” Therefore, whenever a Christian fights a good fight of faith in the Lord, directly or indirectly he is contending earnestly for his faith in life. The good fight is the ability to contend earnestly for your faith in the Lord forever.

A Christian who wants to contend earnestly for his faith should learn to put on the whole armor of God. That is the reason why the Bible says in Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” In fact, the best way a Christian can contend earnestly for his faith in the Lord is to put on the whole armor of God in his life. Except a Christian learns to put on the whole armor of God, he can never be able to contend earnestly for his faith in the Lord. A Christian should be alert and ready always in the spirit in order to contend earnestly for his faith forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian should learn to put on the whole armor of God by being alert and ready always in the spirit in order to contend earnestly for his faith in the Lord forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Father! My Father! I receive Your grace to contend earnestly for my faith in the Lord forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of faithlessness in my life and ministry forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Hebrews 11:1-6.                              RBT: JER. 26-29

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