Saturday, February 14, 2009

How do we fight the good fight??

1 Peter 5:8-9 Be of sober spirit, be on alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith. 

This Scripture tells us exactly how to fight the enemy of God and our souls. We fight him by being firm in our faith. James says resist the devil and he will flee from you. You resist him as the above verse tells us by being firm in your faith. So where does faith come from? What does the Bible say?? Romans 10:17 says faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of God. Want to grow in your faith, want to be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, want to be firm in your faith that you may resist the devil?? OPEN THE BOOK!! Christians how will we ever fight the enemy successfully, how will we ever be firm in the faith when we spend 10 minutes a week in the Bible? And this is when we are sitting in the pew. 
Where one spends their time is where their priorities are. Do we find ourselves watching hours upon hours of television, do we spend hours on facebook and a stupid game called mousehunt  that has absolutely nothing to do with eternity or the building up of the kingdom of God?! Where are our priorities? Do we get more excited about a basketball team than we do about being the children of the Living God? Do we ever realize what we have been given in Christ Jesus? Do we realize that because of the mercy and goodness of God we are forever forgiven before Him, bound for eternal bliss in which the worship of God our Father will be our constant practice? If this doesn't get you more excited than the Kentucky Wildcats or the Louisville Cardinals what in the world is going on in our lives??
Fight the good fight. He is worth it. Get busy building His kingdom. 1 Corinthians 15:58

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