Saturday, January 3, 2009

Waging War

As France fell in the early days of World War II and Britian stood alone, many people wanted to seek compromise with Hitler and save their lives and maybe their freedom. Winston Churchill, newly appointed Prime Minister laid out his program with one of his famous speeches.

"You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against this monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalog of human crime. This is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can only answer in one word: Victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."

In my life, my Ego (flesh) is Hitler. I can seek a policy of compromise and appeasement, or like Churchill, I can make a line in the sand that will never, never be crossed. With the resolution and determination of the British Prime Minister, I can say to my flesh, I will wage war with all my might, no matter how long and hard the road may be. For without victory there is no survival.

This war will not be over until the day my flesh perishes. But this will be my policy-- to daily wage war against it. I Cor. 15:31 - Paul dies daily.


  1. Hey Daniel - had to check out your blog based on your title. Good stuff. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks Matt! I enjoyed your guest stint on SCL.