A feeble or cowardly disposition in spiritual warfare will be detrimental to our success
“A feeble or cowardly disposition in spiritual warfare will be detrimental to our success.”
Borgman, Brian S., and Rob Ventura. Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced Perspective. Reformation Heritage Books, 2014, loc. 21.
It may be a little strong in its wording, but the principle of attacking with violence of action speaks to the strong commitment to attack that one must have to be successful in combat. The sentiment expressed here echoes that necessity. The major difference, of course, is the apparent source of that commitment being the strength of Christ. I say apparent, because if we take seriously the statement by Paul that in Christ we “live and move and have our being,” (Acts 17:28a, ESV) and we don’t consider it mere hyperbole, then indeed, even in physical combat our absolute resolve and commitment must well up out of Christ’s strength and sovereignty.