[social_share sc_id=”sc1″][powerpress sc_id=”sc2″]What you are willing to fight for reveals a lot about you.
We probably don’t consciously stop and ask ourselves what it is that we are willing to fight for, but when it comes to our walk with Christ maybe we should ask ourselves are we willing to fight?
As I mentioned last week the Bible does not shy away from picturing the Christian life in military terms. The Bible does not shy away from using the language of war in describing the Christian life.
In this Ephesians passage Paul is clearly using military terms to describe the battle that each and every Christian will face as they make this way through this world as they progress to their ultimate reward.
But this is not the only time that Paul uses such language. For instance in II Corinthians he wrote:
2Cor. 10:3 “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.”
Paul in this passage points us to the true nature of the war we are waging, we are not engaged in war in physical sense but rather in a spiritual sense.
To Timothy Paul wrote: Tim. 1:18
“This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,”
The Bible is clear that we as Christians are engaged in a war, albeit a spiritual war. The Bible is also equally clear that we are expected to be actively involved in the Battle. Unfortunately many Christians seem to be completely oblivious to these realities.