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Required to Fight

armor of God“While there is left in you a trace of ill temper, or of vanity, of pride, or of selfishness; while there is left in you a single sin, or germ of sin, you must not rest from the battle.

God does not require from you to be sinless when you come before Him, but He does require you to be unceasing in your perseverance. He does not require that you shall never have fallen, but He does require unwearied efforts.

He does not require you to win, but He does require you to fight.

–Frederick Temple (1821 – 1902)

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