During World War II, in preparation for the Battle of the Bulge, the Allied Forces called every available man to readiness. One unit, consisting of office workers, was hastily converted to infantry and assigned to a section of road that was expected to be under fire within hours. The first order was for the men to dig foxholes. One man, who had spent years at a typewriter, had little success in the stone-hard ground. Finally, he approached his commanding officer and said, “Sir wouldn’t it be easier if we just attacked and made them dig the foxholes?”
While it is true that we must hold our ground (Ephesians 6:10-17), I think that we sometimes are too content to merely hold the ground that we have. We need to be on the move for the Master. Like Caleb, we need to be conquering mountains and overcoming giants (Joshua 14:12). Like Peter, we need to leave the shore and launch out into the deep (Luke 5:4).
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