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Fight the good fight (2 Timothy 4:6-7)


Bible Verse:
“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Meaning:
“Fight the good fight” has become a metaphor for struggling against the odds regardless of the outcome.
Origin and Application:
For the past thirty years, Paul the apostle had travelled across Asia and Europe to spread the gospel. He likened his life as a preacher as warfare and a race. Looking back, he had fought the good fight in this spiritual warfare, and had stood firm in defending his faith. “Fight the good fight” has become a metaphor for struggling against the odds regardless of the outcome. Whether one wins or loses, he has still fought the good fight. It has become a common expression used by politicians in the U.S., including former president George Bush who lost the presidential campaign in 1992.
Example:
You need to know how to fight a good fight in your career.
Keywords :
fight   strive    struggle  


Related Information:
NIV official site
Chinese Bible (和合本)
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