QTVOTD: You don’t need to win the race…just endure it…

“For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:6-7 -> me: Here at the end of Paul’s letter to Timothy, he is heralding  his own end.  However, even in his impending death he is still worshiping through sacrifice and the Greek word used for Departure is one speaking of a release like a soldier being released of his duties and is now packing up his tent and moving on to being unrestricted. I hope that I can be focused in saying I have fought the good fight. Notice Paul doesn’t say he won the race. He was content to have stayed true to his course; the one the Lord set before him. Kept the faith; he stay true to his love of Christ and belief of what God had him there to do; and the hope of what was to come…the use of that releasing word->departure.

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