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To the End June 11, 2013

Posted by theronwatson in Devotional Thought.
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2 Timothy 2:3-7
We are so close. We can see the finish line. But, we are not there yet. It would be easy to let go now and coast the rest of the way. We have fought the good fight. We have finished the race. We have kept the faith. (2 Tm 4:7) Now there is in store for us the reward for all of our hard work and dedication, freedom. It is not a trinket that you are handed after completing a task. Rather, it is an immaterial thing that you never possess, only maintain. You can see it in the faces of the people you fight for. Sometimes they are appreciative and buy your meal or drinks. Sometimes they are not. But, your sacrifice allows them the right to choose.
Here, Paul is near the end of his life. He is recounting the life he has lived, the work he has invested and the sacrifices he has made. He is writing to Timothy, his young protégé encouraging him to stay strong.
I would like to echo the words of Paul. Stay strong. Don’t compromise your values. We’ve come too far. Don’t give up, we are not there yet.

Oh Lord, help me to stay strong to the end. Help me to persevere and not give up. Bless our efforts and our sacrifice for the cause of freedom. Amen.

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