Some people love to stir the pot; they are confrontational. You know the type: “Don’t go to bed mad; stay up and fight all night.” I don’t like to fight; I avoid fights and usually walk away. However, some things are worth fighting for.
“And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him…But David tarried still at Jerusalem. And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself…” (II Samuel 11:1-2)
Most are familiar with the passage. If not,this is where King David makes a terrible mistake. He takes Bathsheba in and gets her pregnant. ‘Tries to cover it up by bringing her husband, Uriah, home from war. When that doesn’t work, he sends Uriah back to the battle with his death warrant to be killed. The baby he has with Bathsheba dies. Nathan, the prophet, pronounces judgment upon him. Sure enough, David paid a high price for this act. One of his sons rapes his sister; another son kills the brother that did so. Then another son sleeps with one of his wives and brings rebellion against King David. Why? Because he committed adultery? Possibly, or maybe it was because he chose to have an evening nap instead of going to fight.
If I choose not to fight this war, who all will die? Will it be the actual death of a person, or will it be a soul who will be lost for eternity? If the person I’m fighting for is healed of an incurable disease and goes on to win many souls to the kingdom of God, isn’t that worth fighting for?
“Fight the good fight of faith…” (I Timothy 6:12)