Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
1 Timothy 6:12
exert yourself in the glorious cause of faith, and secure the prize of eternal life, to which you were called, when you made that excellent profession of faith before so many witnesses.
I have finished
Jesus said to them, my meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
and in the discharge of his mission, he said, "who do you think I am? I am not the Messias. but there comes another after me, whose shoes I am not worthy to untie."
things that little affect me, nor is life so much my concern, as to finish my course, and the charge I receiv'd from the Lord Jesus, to attest the declaration of the divine favour.
1 Corinthians 9:24
You know, that in a race, tho' all run, but one receives the prize: so run, that you may obtain.
I don't imagine, my brethren, that I am arriv'd at the goal; but this I do, unmindful of what is pass'd, I stretch towards that which is in view,
Wherefore, since we are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin which does so easily embarrass us, and let us pursue with constancy the course that is proposed to us:
I have kept
2 Timothy 1:14
that valuable depositum do you preserve by the holy spirit, which resides in us.
but by the good ground is meant such persons as have received the doctrine with simplicity and sincerity, abide by it, and practise it with perseverance.
but rather, said he, happy are they who hear the word of God, and put it in practice.
I have displayed thy name among those whom you have chosen out of the world for me: thine they were, and you gave them me; and they have kept thy word.
1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, keep what is deposited in your care, avoiding the prophane empty declamations and objections of a spurious science, which some have profess'd,
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for tho' few in number, you have kept my word, and have not renounced my name.
he that would preserve his life, shall lose it: and he that exposeth his life for my sake, shall save it.
who shall be found so employed, at his master's return.
1 Corinthians 3:14
if the work abide which somebody has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
You have not yet resisted unto death, striving against sin.