Peace Comes Through War

peace through warThere’s nothing nice about warfare; but we must be trained for it nonetheless. David writes in Psalm 144:1, “Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
The Bible reveals that part of the battle we face takes place in our minds (2 Cor. 10:3-5) and that we’ve been given some pretty hefty weapons with which to fight this battle. We’ve been given a new mind, Christ’s (1 Cor. 2:16), so we can think correctly. We’ve also been given a new nature, Christ’s (2 Pet. 1:4), so we can act correctly. The battle now for the believer is will we choose to do the right thing/righteousness in our every day life?
Peace in real life doesn’t come without a price and neither does life change for the believer. The price the believer must pay is surrendering their will. Jesus said that we’re to deny ourselves by not doing things our way and to follow Him by doing life His way.
Our will is the frontlines of the battle. A soldier can’t quit in the midst of the battle or he and/or his fellow soldiers will die. The believer can’t quit this battle or they’ll head back into bondage, their drug of choice (Gal. 5:1).
I encourage you to keep fighting. This war has been won; but you’re going to continually need new ammunition, new truths, to fight the lie-based messages that make you want to quit. Get this much needed ammo by keep listening to Jesus in His Word. I challenge you to make a commitment to read through the Bible in a year for the first time or once again in 2013.
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