The battles between good and evil – sin and no sin – is indeed a twisted and ruthless battle. There are no rules. It is a game, it seems, sometimes. Like Chess. Who is going to overtake who with each move. Your choice. Have you thought out the Opponents next move in conjunction to your up and coming move – the decisions you are about to make, what are the ramifications?
These are daily battles, some won, some lost, within a Great War.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”1
“I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?”2
“Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”3
“(But) Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.”2
While we may lose battles over and over in our life, we must never give up, and we must rest assured that in the end, the War will be won by our Savior Jesus Christ.