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Fight the good fight (2 Timothy 4:6-7)

bible verse

“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

meaning

“Fight the good fight” has become a metaphor for struggling against the odds regardless of the outcome.

origin and application

For the past thirty years, Paul the apostle had travelled across Asia and Europe to spread the gospel. He likened his life as a preacher as warfare and a race. Looking back, he had fought the good fight in this spiritual warfare, and had stood firm in defending his faith.
“Fight the good fight” has become a metaphor for struggling against the odds regardless of the outcome. Whether one wins or loses, he has still fought the good fight. It has become a common expression used by politicians in the U.S., including former president George Bush who lost the presidential campaign in 1992.

example

You need to know how to fight a good fight in your career.

Keywords

fight    strive    struggle   

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