There is something about men that makes us think that we can solve problems with our fists. While I don’t think that this is exactly the best method, God does tell us to fight. Not our fellow man, but to “Fight the good fight of faith.” 1 Timothy 6:12
A strong man of God is in a fight everyday. Not a physical one that may result in a black eye or bloody nose, but a spiritual fight that can influence eternity. I am talking about spiritual warfare, and it is real. Satan is out there everyday fighting against God and against God’s people. The last thing that he wants is for the men of God to step up and start fighting the good fight of faith because he knows that he will lose. We know that the end of the battle has already been determined, our side wins! But in the process there will be many casualties. There are no innocent bystanders in this fight. Everyone has to make a decision; with God, or against God; there is no middle ground.
As men of God we need to stand on the front lines and show the world that we are not afraid to fight for God. Show that we are not afraid to get a little beat up for what we know is right.
I know that I would be willing to fight anyone who threatened my family, and I’m sure you would do the same. But will you take the same stance when someone is threatening God, threatening the church? These threats come in many forms but they all work to undermine God’s message, to turn people away from faith.
We know that no one can harm God (obviously!) but they can harm his children. Go out and fight the good fight of faith today. Fight for God’s children as though they were your own. Go out and be a strong man of God!