I have fought the good fight.

  (2 Timothy 4:7)

 

Paul declares, “I have fought the good fight.” This is the grand fight of faith. When Paul summarizes his life as a Christian with the symbolic imagery of “the grand fight,” the underlying reference comes from an athlete competing in a wrestling match or simply an athletic contest. This fight involves a prodigious exertion of energy against a very powerful foe. Every competing athlete should desire to do his very best then so that, win or lose, there will be a deep satisfaction in his heart.