Battle

It cannot be stated too frequently that the life of a Christian is a warfare, an intense conflict, a lifelong contest.  It is a battle waged against invisible foes, who are ever alert, and ever seeking to entrap, deceive, and ruin the souls of men.  The life to which Holy Scripture calls men is no picnic, or holiday junketing.  It is no pastime, no pleasure jaunt.  It entails wrestling, struggling; it demands the putting forth of the full energy of the spirit in order to frustrate the foe and to come off, at the last, more than conqueror.

E.M. Bounds (1835-1913)  from  The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer, Baker Books 1990

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  Romans 8:37 NKJV

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