FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH Ephesians 6:12 (CSB)
by: Pete Southall
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens.”
Ever wonder how Nehemiah could remain steady and focused in the midst of all the threats he received while rebuilding that wall? He had a keen understanding of who his enemies were and where they ranked in comparison to his God. We’d be well-served to remember this as well. Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that my enemies are not the pro-abortion crowd. My enemies are not the atheists of the world. Islamic extremist groups aren’t my enemies either. My enemies are the forces of evil that motivate people to do things God never created us to do!! Understanding this does a couple of things to help me win daily. First, it frees me up to truly love people the way Jesus loves them. Second, it gives me a peace in knowing that my TRUE enemies have to gain permission from the supreme God of the universe to execute any of their plans. May we always truly remember that HE, alone, is in control of even our greatest threats. Have a peaceful day!!