Fight to the Death
Wisdom's Corner
Fight to the Death

A certain Lacedaemonian, when a Persian foeman had boastfully asserted in the conference, "You will not see the sun by reason of the multitude of our spears and arrows," said, "Then we shall fight in the shade." With a like spirit, the Spartan woman, when she had sent her son to battle and heard that he was slain, said, "For this cause I bore him, that he might be one who should not hesitate to meet death on behalf of his country." (Short Tales and Anecdotes From Ancient History by William Smith, 1866, p.13)

Parents, who are Christians, should have desire to make their children soldiers in the Lord's army. Every parent should want their child to grow up learning how to go to battle for God. The parent should instill in their child a love for God's word.

It is the duty of each child to learn to go to battle for God. Each child should commit themselves to learn to properly use all of God's armor. God gives everything necessary for the Christian to go to battle against Satan. You can read about God's armor in Ephesians 6:13-17.

Every parent should be able to agree with the Spartan woman in the above quote. The parent should hope that the child will not hesitate to obey God no matter what the consequences. The parent should hope that their child will not hesitate to die for God and the Kingdom.

Every child should study and learn God's word. Each child should be so well prepared in God's word that he can readily say he will battle Satan even in the shade. He will be ready to stand up for God and the Kingdom no matter what the odds appear to be. It does not matter if he is killed, because he will go to be with God if he has obeyed God in all things. Every child should be ready to obey even unto death (Revelation 2:10).

Keep reading your Bible. Learn what you need to do to put on the armor of God. Be ready to defend the Kingdom and battle for God. Encourage your parents to teach you from the Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 2002

Published by The Old Paths Bible School