Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
I have kept
1 Timothy 6:12
Contend earnestly the good contest of faith, take hold upon eternal life, into which thou wert also called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
I have finished
Jesus says to them, My food is that I might do the will of him having sent me, and finish his work.
And as John completed the course, be said, Whom think ye me to be? I am not. But, behold, he comes after me, whose shoes of the feet I am not worthy to loose.
But the word of none do I make mine own, neither have I my soul highly prized to myself, in order to finish my course with joy, and the service which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the good news of the grace of God.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Do ye not know that they running in a race-course, all truly run, and one receives the prize of combat? Do ye so run, that ye might receive.
Brethren, I reckon not myself to have been overtaken: but one, truly forgetting things behind, and stretching still farther to things before,
Wherefore we also having such a cloud of witnesses lying round about us, having laid down every weight, and sin easily captivating, by patience we should run the race set before us,
I have kept
2 Timothy 1:14
Watch the good deposit by the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.
Buy the truth, and thou shalt not sell wisdom and instruction and understanding.
And that in the good earth, they are they which, in a fair and good heart, having heard, keep the word, and bring forth fruit with patience.
And he said, Rather, happy they hearing the word of God, and watching it.
I manifested thy name to the men which thou hast given me from the world: they were to thee, and thou hast given them to me; and they have kept thy word.
1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, watch that which holds firm, turning aside from profane, idle talk, and oppositions of knowledge, bearing a false name:
I know thy works: behold, I have given before thee an open door, and none can shut it, for thou hast a little power, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Watch the blameless, and see the upright one, for the latter state to the man peace.
He finding his soul shall lose it; and he having lost his soul for my sake shall find it.
Happy that servant which his lord, having come, shall find doing thus.
1 Corinthians 3:14
If the work of any shall remain which he built upon, he shall receive a reward.
Ye have not yet resisted until blood, fighting against sin.