Hold On for Dear Life

July 15, 2022

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of eternal life to which you were called and about which you have made a good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:12

The Tools at Our Disposal

What does it look like for you to be resourceful? As in, what kinds of tools do you know are at your disposal? Are you good with people? Do you have experience in the types of social and professional environments that could help you be success? These are just a couple of items in our “toolkit” that can help us be successful. But what if there’s more?

As we follow Jesus, we are tapping into the wellspring of all that is good and eternal; we are to hold on for dear life… Everlasting life, that is.

Straight from The Source

Paul tells us how to take strides towards the things of the Lord in the midst of the good fight. We know from his instructions in the earlier verses of this passages that we are to flee sin and pursue the things of the Lord in its place. In this verse, though, the apostle instructs us how we can pull from the source of every good thing—Jesus (1 Corinthians 8:6).

He tells us to hold on for dear life to the gift of everlasting life. It’s the ultimate tool at our disposal as followers of Christ, the well that will never run dry. He explains that eternal life is ours for the taking in Jesus. Not just when we pass from this life and on into heaven, but today in the right here and now.

You’re Called to This

Life everlasting is ours to grab hold of. It’s something we have already been called to and that we have already made a confession through our saving faith in Jesus. Here, as we are leaning into God’s presence and growing more into His image, we are being empowered by His Spirit to do His will.

The ultimate resource–the very wellspring of life eternal–already belongs to us who have professed faith in Jesus. So, are you holding onto it for dear life? Are you growing in His ways as you’re fighting sin in faith?

Now What?

Do you feel as though you are truly leaning into the gift of life everlasting, right where you are in the here and now? Are you pulling from the divine source as you go through your days? Take a moment to reflect on where your help and strength come from.