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Fight For Right

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Isaiah 35:4 NASB95
4 Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.”
1 Peter 1:13 NASB95
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 6:13 NASB95
13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Matthew 5:39 NASB95
39 “But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
Exodus 14:14 NASB95
14 “The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.”

Questions

Is fighting right or wrong?
Does God want us to be passive?
Should we fight for our rights?
Should we submit to slavery?
Should we turn our heads to wickedness?
Should we defend the helpless?

Does victory ever come without a battle?

Who and what is our example?

God and His Word should be our example and pattern

How should I see God?

Deuteronomy 20:4 NASB95
4 for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’
Isaiah 3:13 NASB95
13 The Lord arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.
Deuteronomy 10:18 NASB95
18 “He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
2 Kings 19:34 NASB95
34 ‘For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’ ”
Psalm 24:8 NASB95
8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.

How should I see myself?

Psalm 144:1 NASB95
1 Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;
Psalm 18:34 NASB95
34 He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Psalm 18:39 NASB95
39 For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Joshua 23:10 NASB95
10 “One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you.

My prayer

Psalm 82:3–4 NASB95
3 Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
Psalm 72:4 NASB95
4 May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.

My responsibility

Isaiah 1:16–17 NASB95
16 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil, 17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.
Proverbs 31:8–9 NASB95
8 Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate. 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
Proverbs 24:11–12 NASB95
11 Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. 12 If you say, “See, we did not know this,” Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?
God calls us to
Take Action
To Contend
To Resist
To Rescue
To Defend
To Save

Examples in The Word

Joshua - into the promise land
Nehemiah - building the wall
Gideon - and the 300 men
Esther - saving the Jews
Jesus - clearing out the temple
Esther 8:11 NASB95
11 In them the king granted the Jews who were in each and every city the right to assemble and to defend their lives, to destroy, to kill and to annihilate the entire army of any people or province which might attack them, including children and women, and to plunder their spoil,
Esther 9:16 NASB95
16 Now the rest of the Jews who were in the king’s provinces assembled, to defend their lives and rid themselves of their enemies, and kill 75,000 of those who hated them; but they did not lay their hands on the plunder.
John 2:14–15 NASB95
14 And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables;

The ultimate purpose for having fight

James 4:7 NASB95
7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
1 Timothy 6:12 NASB95
12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Jude 3 NASB95
3 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
Hebrews 2:2–3 NASB95
2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, 3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
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