We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Stand Firm and Fight

While audiences long for reality in their media that is filled with aggressive, violent behavior, their own lives are becoming less real and more complacent. Now this may surprise some of you, but I don’t think this propensity toward violence is entirely bad. Let me explain: Men are warriors are heart. That is why they love their football teams, they love to watch the ball hit out of the park, or that diving save at the goal. Men in the 21st century have been tamed and reduced to mere spectators. I love what John Eldredge wrote in his book, Wild at Heart, a must read for every man: “A man must have a battle to fight, a great mission to his life that involves and yet transcends even home and family. He must have a cause to which he is devoted even unto death, for this is written into the fabric of his being. That is why God created you—to be his intimate ally, to join him in the Great Battle.” The Apostle Paul wrote in 1Co 16: “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” It is noteworthy to mention that this quote comes from a Philistine out of the book of 1st Samuel where he is challenging his comrades to step up to the plate and act like men so they don’t become enslaved to others. It is time for us to do the same…it is time to join the King of kings and Lord of lords in this Great Battle that requires our complete devotion.

Published in: on December 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Now I feel stdiup. That’s cleared it up for me

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