October 23, 2012
Mankind has been offered a choice between war and shame, honor and disgrace, misery and happiness.
Satan designed the path toward shame, disgrace and misery by offering physical, temporary joys that are an illusion of any lasting happiness. God designed the path to honor and happiness that requires mankind to be at war (2 Corinthians 10:3). We sometimes cannot understand that our choices may seem right, when they only reflect our weakness and unwillingness to make the right choices. We must not compromise with evil, but we do when we are weak.
Winston Churchill noted that England was offered a choice between war and shame—and chose shame. However, what she got was war. He was referring to the visit to Hitler by the prime minister before the war. He proclaimed that Germany was not preparing for war. When we choose the easiest path that seems to be the one most travelled and therefore the "right one," we will never achieve peace, success and true happiness. Our war that lies before us is a spiritual one that must be fought without hesitation or fear. Fighting that war against Satan is honorable.