It seems paradoxical, but you can't argue with the Bible

Panel 1: Ephesians 6:10-20
Panel 2:1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (and other places)
Panel 3: 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (HT to Matt K. for bringing up the question in Bible Study Methods)

Note: Since I've resolved to not let this blog become a broadcast of the minutia of my life I won't get into the reasons behind it, but I wanted to apologize to my readers (all two of you) for the downtime this past week. To (sort of) make up for it, I'm posting this a few hours early.