The Law Of Antagonism

more and more I’m learning the truth of the sentence above “health is the balance between physical life and spiritual nature, and is maintained only by sufficient vitality on the inside against things on the outside”

Tents of Issachar

By Oswald Chambers


      ‘To him that overcometh… .’
Revelation 2:7

      Life without war is impossible either in nature or in grace. The basis of physical, mental, moral, and spiritual life is antagonism. This is the open fact of life.

      Health is the balance between physical life and external nature, and it is maintained only by sufficient vitality on the inside against things on the outside. Everything outside my physical life is designed to put me to death. Things which keep me going when I am alive, disintegrate me when I am dead. If I have enough fighting power, I produce the balance of health. The same is true of the mental life. If I want to maintain a vigorous mental life, I have to fight, and in that way the mental balance called thought is produced.

      Morally it is the same. Everything that does not partake of the nature of…

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