It’s a battle. Church is God’s plan to reach the world…and it’s a battle. Chapter 2 of 1st Timothy lets us know what our very unconventional weapons are in this battle.
We could say it like this: “Because of the fact that you are actually in a battle, Timothy, here’s what you should do…and remember…
- It’s not a battle in the ordinary sense of the word.
- It is not fought with ordinary weapons.
- The enemy does not fight fair. He quite often will masquerade as your closest friend.
- It may seem over sometimes, but it’s not. It will only be over when Jesus returns and gives us a new heaven and a new earth. Don’t let down your guard.”
Therefore, Timothy, pray.