{Not a Fight}

As Christians we’re called to test the foundation and limits of our faith. But it’s easy for the experience of spiritual education to become a battle assembly. Instead of arming ourselves with the Armor of God we stock up on facts, theological bullet points, and data, checking every angle that could be attacked by non-believers. Paul states in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 to test everything, especially our faith in God, so when pressed we can give a clear answer as to why we believe what we believe. But the truth is, we also need to trust in Him. Our human efforts of defense only take us so far, and sometimes we need to let God take over (Exodus 14:14: “The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still.”). What we as Christians must also realize is that God is not an idea to be defended, but a person to be known. So when we’re questioned, we trust in God, say what we do know about the blessings of our faith, and when push comes to shove, admit that we don’t have all the answers, inviting them to get to know that part of Christ. We’re all learning about God, and His greatness is so vast that we can’t know about every angle, or every answer, but we can know the one central truth that God is Love. So for a moment box up the data and remember that our faith is a relationship, not a fight.
“Indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭2‬:‭3-6‬ NIV)
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (‭Exodus‬ ‭14‬:‭14‬ NIV)

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