For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
How can we be indifferent and lazy when we are in a battle for our lives, liberty, and happiness?
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Compulsion: an irresistible persistent impulse to perform an act
Vigorous: done with vigor : carried out forcefully and energetically
We should be have a compulsion and vigor to protect our life, liberty and happiness.
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak
23 And it came to pass that I did speak unto my people, and did urge them with great energy, that they would stand boldly before the Lamanites and fight for their wives, and their children, and their houses, and their homes.
24 And my words did arouse them somewhat to vigor, insomuch that they did not flee from before the Lamanites, but did stand with boldness against them.
If you believe in something, you should not hold your tongue but speak with boldness and vigor.
How many observe Christ’s birth-day! How few, his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. Benjamin Franklin: Poor Richard’s Almanack