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Read: 2 Timothy 4:6-7
Listen: 2 Timothy 4

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

Paul overflows with hope as he nears the end of his life. His confidence rests in Jesus’s future return. Paul knows his life matters and that he has fought the good fight—the right fight. He has been faithful to Jesus and leveraged every situation—including multiple imprisonments, beatings and countless hardships—to advance the gospel. Now, he challenges Timothy to do the same. Paul urges Timothy to finish his race and stay faithful to the gospel.

God has given each of us a race to run. He calls us to serve him and share the gospel throughout our lives. Many things pull at our attention. We can easily get distracted and spend our lives on fights or activities that don’t really matter. Our day-to-day lives can get caught up in running from activity to activity, paying the bills and trying to survive. However, God calls us to stay faithful to Jesus in it all. We can remain connected to Jesus through prayer, pausing to remember him throughout the day and asking for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill us during every activity. Every situation can become an opportunity to advance the message of Jesus by how we live and speak, even in our hardships.

TODAY: Prayerfully consider what it looks like to be faithful to Jesus and the gospel in your everyday situations and challenges. As you pray, join the Ada Bible Worship Team as they sing, “Build my Life.” Make these lyrics your prayer, “I will build my life upon your love…I will put my trust in you alone.”


Read 2 Samuel 11-12. Highlight anything that points to Jesus. Note David’s sin and his response when confronted. Consider Jesus, who never sinned.