Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. – Jude 1:3 (NIV)
The other day, I happened to see my town’s high school track team practicing. Each person on the team was working hard, running, stretching, and doing exercises to get ready for the upcoming track meets.
The amazing thing is, they probably won’t compete for another month or two. And yet, every day, they’re preparing for the event coming up so that they can give it their all.
Today’s Bible verse talks about contending for the faith. The idea of contending in this verse is similar to how athletes practice, train and work out to get ready for a competition. The athletes prepare, and we as Christians should prepare as well.
As Christians, we should know what we believe and why we believe it. That helps us stand firm when our faith is questioned by those around us. So today, spend some time searching. Begin to find out what you believe and why you believe it. And expect that you’ll experience good things as you do.