As I come down the final stretch, the last two songs of my yearlong project to present 365 different songs from 365 different artists, I wanted to make sure I finished strong. This search led me to Addison Road’s song Fight Another Day. After listening to the lyrics for the first time, I was reminded of the passage below. The author of Hebrews suggests that some Christians will barely get into heaven. Perhaps a last second warning, staring death in the face, will result in finally trusting in Jesus, Romans 10:9-11.
For if we go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward]. 27 [There is nothing left for us then] but a kind of awful and fearful prospect and expectation of divine judgment and the fury of burning wrath and indignation which will consume those who put themselves in opposition [to God], Hebrews 10:26-27.
For other people, life is a daily grind that can suck the joy out of you. This may be the target audience for today’s song, encouraging to fight another day like the words of the apostle Paul in Galatians 6:9-10. Paul’s call is to not give up hope, but to press on so you’re ready for any future opportunities to share your faith with others also on the verge of quitting. May today’s song inspire you to fight another day, fueled by faith in the promises of the Bible.
by Jay Mankus