“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternall life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
6:12 Fight the good fight of faith - Not about words. Lay hold on eternal life - Just before thee. Thou hast confessed the good confession - Perhaps at his baptism: so likewise, #1Tim 6:13|; but with a remarkable variation of the expression. Thou hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses - To which they all assented. He witnessed the good confession; but Pilate did not assent to it.
1Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. The thought is of a soldier. See 1Ti 1:18. The Christian life is a struggle. Oppose hurtful earthful lusts, but seize upon eternal life. Hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. When called to eternal life. The "Speaker's Commentary" says, ``This refers probably to his baptism, when, as we know from very early times, a public profession of faith was made.'' Bengel writes, ``The Divine call, and the confession of believers are correlatives; they imply each other.'' Compare Ac 8:37.