1 Timothy 6:11-14 NKJV
“But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing,”
-Jesus’ testified before Pontius Pilate and made a good confession. In John 18:37 we see Jesus having a conversation with Pilate saying, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Jesus’ statement confused Pilate since he did not know what the truth is. Jesus reminds us in John 14:6-7, that He is the way the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him. Also, that those who know Him, know the Father. Timothy’s confession of faith at his baptism during Paul’s first missionary journey. This being the mission month, we have been called to make a good confession of Jesus Christ and the truth of the gospel to all as the Lord leads us and the salvation power will reach the lost. God also calls us to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness, and abandon the love of money which is the root of all evil.
You are the Way, the Truth and the Life dear Jesus no one comes to the Father except through You. May You have mercy on us and on the all Your people. May You grant access to all people that we may come through Your Door of salvation. You are the Door to salvation may You grant us peace and grace to come to You and know You. May You grant us Your grace and strength to preach Your gospel of truth, dear Jesus. May You anoint us afresh to preach Your gospel of light that many may know You and come to You dear Jesus. The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few, may You touch many hearts and lips to preach Your gospel dear Jesus. You are our Good Shepherd, may You lead us to those You want us to minister to, and may You touch their hearts to receive You. You have called us and given us authority to trample over snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy, and nothing will surely harm us, thank You dear Lord Jesus for loving us and choosing us. May You protect us, cover us with Your blood, provide for us, preserve us, grant us Your gifts and fruit Holy Spirit even as we do the work of Your kingdom. We love You Lord and honor You, and it is in Jesus mighty name we pray believing and trusting. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Mark 16:15