Near the end of his life, Paul wrote a letter to encourage Timothy, his son in the faith, to persevere in the ministry. Paul told him of his own testimony, of how he was able to endure until the end. Paul wrote, “I have fought the good fight; I have finished the course; I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). Paul’s hope is that Timothy would be able to follow in his steps.
What a good thing to be able to say at the end of your life. One of my favorite authors, J. C. Ryle, has this verse inscribed on his tombstone. Will you be able to put it on yours?