18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightiest war a good warfare;
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck
HOLDING ONTO YOUR FAITH
Hey Christian, YOU are in a WAR!!
Timothy had to do certain things and we must do these things also.
We need to war a good warfare, we need to realize that our enemy, although he is defeated, is still dangerous.
To wage a good warfare, we have to hold onto our faith tightly. In one verse it says that we have to “cling tightly” to it. We can do this because God first clings tightly to us!
Also, we need to have a clear conscience. That is to have short accounts with God, to confess our sins to Him, knowing that we will receive forgiveness.
Some Christians, or some so-called Christians, have not done these things.
Look at what has happened to them. Their lives are a wreck!
I hope your life is not a shipwreck。
God bless you,