Monday, December 4, 2000 5:00 a.m.
Anything worthwhile in life requires a fight to maintain it. The world, by it’s very nature, is out to do us in. “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have over come the world” (John 16:33). “The Law of Antagonism” in “My Utmost for His Highest” says, we must fight for everything. We have to fight to stay sane, fight for virtue and fight for holiness. “Holiness is the balance between my disposition and the law of God as expressed in Jesus Christ” (Oswald Chambers). Virtue, purity, honesty and holiness do not come automatically. We are not born with them. They must be acquired. To obtain holiness we must learn to fight against all the worldly forces that come against us. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). But by God’s grace we shall overcome.
Thought for Today: May we strive to fight a good fight, finish our course and keep the faith. (II Timothy 4:7).