and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same resolve-- because the One who suffered in the flesh has finished with sin--
in order to live the remaining time in the flesh, no longer for human desires, but for God's will.
since the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments
for if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Timothy, my child, I am giving you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies previously made about you, so that by them you may strongly engage in battle,
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
To please the recruiter, no one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of everyday life.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us,