The Battle

In this life many battles have been fought,

Some of which were all for naught.

 

Lives have been lost and blood has been shed.

Many young men’s feet were doomed to never again tread.

 

But of all the battles that have taken place on this earth,

One is now happening that surpasses them all in worth.

 

This is the battle for the eternal soul,

And the reward at stake is the heavenly goal.

 

This battle takes place in our hearts in minds,

And our enemy uses nasty tactics of all kinds.

 

In this war many will stumble, struggle, and fall,

Even though safety and protection was available to all.

 

Some will arrogantly walk away from the safety of God’s grace,

Thinking they can seek shelter at another time and place.

 

Scripture tells us that we are not guaranteed tomorrow (James 4:13-14).

A life ended outside of Christ always brings terrible sorrow.

 

Therefore, let’s equip ourselves with the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17),

Repairing any part of our lives that might be flawed.

 

Let’s “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6:10),

So we can one day say the words of victory, “I fought the good fight” (2 Timothy 4:7).