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Are You Worth Fighting For?

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Are You Worth Fighting For?

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We have all heard uncomplimentary remarks by old timers about those people they considered

worthless and no good. They said things like:

  • “Ah, they’re not worth the lead it would take to blow…”
  • “They’re not worth their salt.”

We have all learned that helping some people can be an exercise in frustration and futility. In choosing our battles and those we fight for, where do we draw a line and fight? When do we throw in the towel?

Go To God’s Word And Examples For Guidance.

Moses – Israel

God was so angry at Israel because of their quickness to backslide, He wanted to kill them and start all over. He told His plan to Moses.

Exodus 32:31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

Moses knew the wickedness of Israel and although he could never justify their actions, he refused to give up on them. He told God; if You are going to blot them out, then just blot me out too. Moses fought for Israel even in their disobedience and wickedness.

Moses Persuaded God To Show Mercy.

Samuel – King Saul

1 Samuel 15:10 Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,

1 Samuel 15:11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

Saul was reckless in his life choices and was disobedient to God’s Word. Samuel, even with all his pristine character and godliness, could not help but cry for Saul. Saul wasn’t even crying for himself. Yet Samuel fought with tear all night long.

Pastors – Saints and Sinners

Certainly we can be grateful to live at a time when God’s Mercy is so readily available. Yet, in spite of this, a pastor’s job is never done. He does his best to keep fighting for every soul. He fights for those who want help. He even fights for those who don’t seem to be fighting for themselves.

There Is No Such Thing As A ‘Throw-A-Way Soul.”

Paul – Timothy

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Paul’s advice to Pastor Timothy was, don’t be harsh. These sinful people are their own problem. They can’t blame anyone else but themselves. It just may be that God will let them repent and admit the truth about themselves. It may be that God will let them recover and be restored. So, don’t give up on them. Fight for them. They aren’t doing a very good job of fighting for themselves. They need you.

  • Fight for their souls.
  • Fight for their mercy.
  • Fight for their forgiveness.
  • Fight for their restoration.
  • Fight for their marriage.
  • Fight for their family.
  • Fight for their future.
  • Fight for their eternity.
  • Fight for them…

Remember:

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Are You Worth Fighting For? Absolutely!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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  1. Great words. Thanks,

    Steve Epley

    March 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

  2. The last night of OnCourse Youth Conference Elder Russel Frazier Preached about “embracing a dunghill” and at the end of the service he challenged all the parents to come pray and “Fight” for their young people. Who were spread out all over on their faces laid out on the floor, everywhere.
    Sunday morning Elder Hyler took the mic during announcements and exhorted for an hour, with Evangelist Michael Brown waiting to preach.
    My Elder preached ‘Fight’ !

    Young J.A.Perez

    March 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  3. Wow!! There is much wisdom in what you’ve said here, Brother!! God help me take it to heart!

    eleventhhourministries

    March 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

  4. Amen and amen!

    Joseph R. Clay

    March 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

  5. Excellent! That is the heart of a shepherd!

    Brother Patrick Young

    March 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

  6. thank you!

    Ballestero Carl

    March 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

  7. Bro. Ballestero, you have no idea the timeliness of this counsel… Truly The Lord is good, thank you. (*currently working with someone & this is a God-nudge for me*)

    Mike

    March 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm


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