I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. – 2 Timothy 4:7
Yesterday, we talked about the first step you must take if you want to leave a godly legacy. Today, I want to continue that conversation and give you a second step.
That second step to leaving a God-honoring legacy is to be faithful to the faith. Our beliefs and our faith are under attack. No matter where we go, there is opposition against what we believe to be true. That’s why it’s so important that we are strong and faithful in our faith so that we cannot be easily persuaded to abandon our beliefs.
Nowhere is the faith that we are talking about being challenged more than in the world of education. A study conducted by Harvard University and George Mason University found that fifty- two percent of college professors regard the Bible as “an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts.”
This number increased to seventy-three percent when professors at elite universities were surveyed. Furthermore, the percentage of atheists and agnostic professors in America is three times greater than that of the general population.
I want to be faithful to the truth of God and to the God of truth. I know there are people today who are saying, “I want to be on the right side of history.” I believe if you are on the right side of God and truth, history will take care of itself.
Woodrow Wilson once said, “I’d rather lose in a cause that will someday win than win in a cause that will someday lose.” I want to have that mentality when it comes to my faith in Christ. I want to be faithful to the faith. Do you?
Dear Lord, I am so grateful that you are on the side of truth, and that by choosing to follow you, I have made the right eternal decision. Help me to faithful to my faith, even when it’s under attack. Help me to be strong in my beliefs, even when they’re called into question. And help me to stand firm in your truth, even when others try to convince me I’m wasting my time. In Jesus’ name, amen.