Paul isn’t saying fight for peace. He’s saying “fight with peace: fight with the proclamation of peace, the Good News.” You can’t proclaim peace if you don’t believe that there is peace to proclaim. You proclaim peace on a roller coaster by lifting your hands in the air and screaming, “What a Ride!” You’re not on a runaway train. You’re on a roller coaster with the Prince of Peace. The Father loves you, and He controls the ride. You’re on the Jesus Christ Adventure Ride.
(#37 in our series from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and #6 on warfare.)
*Discussion questions are available here: Discussion Questions Peace For Walking Into Battle