A nugget for the Week!
Don’t give up the fight
Pastor Mark James
Fight - 1: to contend in battle or physical combat; especially: to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons b: to engage in boxing
2: to put forth a determined effort
1: to contend against in or as if in battle or physical combat (2): to box against in the ring
To Wrestle - 1: to contend by grappling with and striving to trip or throw an opponent down or off balance
2: to combat an opposing tendency or force <wrestling with his conscience
3: to engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
4: to engage in or as if in a violent or determined struggle wrestling with cumbersome luggage
Martin Luther King, Jr. - At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Mahatma Gandhi - Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
Malcolm X - I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
Nelson Mandela - There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defence less people.
12 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.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
2 Chronicles 20:17 - You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.'"