I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7
Every time he stepped into the ring Muhammad Ali brashly proclaimed his superiority over his foe. Ali never imagined losing. It was not in his DNA to process losing. The only good fight Ali planned was a knockout!
The apostle Paul was spiritually a prize fighter. He had entered the ring with only goal in mind: the complete victory of His Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul’s fight is won and he passed his warrior’s heart to Timothy. Timothy passed that battle on to the churches under his care. Today the bell is ringing for our round to begin. There is only one good fight for us and that is the only possible through cross of Christ.