Interestingly, this scripture [in Ephesians 6] uses the word “wrestle” to describe the conflict. The most disciplined athletes I know are wrestlers. In most other sports the players are given a “time out” to catch their breath–not in wrestling. The wrestler has to be in top physical form. Once he enters the ring he can’t let his guard down for even a second or his opponent will pin him to the mat.
Christians can’t say, “Time out, Devil. I need a breather.” He doesn’t take weekends off or Mondays off. He doesn’t take it easy when you’ve been through a tragedy. That’s when he pours on the heat. He’s the original “kick’em while they’re down” person. He is totally evil. He has no sense of mercy, sympathy or what it means to have a fair fight.