15 Encouraging Quotes about Fighting the Good Fight
What does it mean to “fight the good fight”? Isn’t fighting bad? Fighting for foolish or selfish purposes certainly is, but according to Matthew 10:34, Jesus Himself said: “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” The Christian walk is a battle, whether we like it or not, because we have a very real enemy. In this case, it is good to fight against all of the works of the devil. Also, a “good fight” is one where you already know who the winner is. And Jesus has already won!
A Christian has no right being in a fight unless it's a spiritual fight.
- Charles Stanley
Prayer is repeating the victor's name (Jesus) into the ears of Satan and insisting on his retreat.
- S.D. Gordon
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
- 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
- 1 Timothy 6:12
Do not be despondent when fighting against the incorporeal enemy, but even in the midst of your afflictions and oppression praise the Lord, Who has found you worthy to suffer for Him, by struggling against the subtlety of the serpent, and to be wounded for Him at every hour; for had you not lived piously, and endeavored to become united to God, the enemy would not have attacked and tormented you.
- John of Kronstadt
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 15:57
Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.
- George Whitefield
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
- 2 Timothy 4:7
To me, it has been a source of great comfort and strength in the day of battle, just to remember that the secret of steadfastness, and indeed, of victory, is the recognition that "the Lord is at hand."
- Duncan Campbell
Faith, without trouble or fighting, is a suspicious faith; for true faith is a fighting, wrestling faith.
- Ralph Erskine
When we pray for the Spirit's help ... we will simply fall down at the Lord's feet in our weakness. There we will find the victory and power that comes from His love.
- Andrew Murray
There's nothing more calming in difficult moments than knowing there's someone fighting with you.
- Mother Teresa
The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent."
- Exodus 14:14
David was the last one we would have chosen to fight the giant, but he was chosen of God.
- Dwight L. Moody
Outside of Christ, I am only a sinner, but in Christ, I am saved. Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full. Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong. Outside of Christ, I cannot; in Christ, I am more than able. Outside of Christ, I have been defeated; in Christ, I am already victorious. How meaningful are the words, "in Christ."
- Watchman Nee
The next time circumstances are coming against you, remember these quotes and verses, and remember to fight the good fight of faith. You have already won!