Heading up to the Cairn O’ Mount. Scotland.
Photography courtesy of Ben Bremner, https://www.facebook.com/ben.bremner3

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
Or you will also be like him.
Answer a fool as his folly deserves,
That he not be wise in his own eyes.

Proverbs 26 : 4 – 5 (NASB)

The world in general dislikes Mondays, probably related to it being the beginning of the working week. I have no personal dislike of any single day of the week, except for deadlines for outstanding work. Having said that I have noticed that if anything was to go wrong, Monday seems to be the day it happens most of all. I can remember many occasions where I have been blessed in the Word of God on Sunday, full of fervour to serve Him in the week ahead…and Satan trips me up with some meeting with someone bent on winding me up. Or is that just me? I don’t think so.

It was these Monday mornings when Satan has dug a pit for me to fall into that came to my mind when i recently read these verses from Proverbs. At a glance the two verses seem to contradict one another, but that is not the case. As I see it, these two make up opposite end of a finely balanced weighing scales. When we are pulled into a debate on frivolous matters we should weigh the content (and context!) of what is said on these scales; should we be silent (verse 4) or speak up in Godly wisdom (verse 5)?

Dear reader, on this Monday watch out for Satan’s traps seeking to steal your joy in God’s Word in your life. It is no coincidence when someone insults your precious Lord in your hearing. Prepare yourself in prayer before you leave home today; put on the full armour of God and be ready for what lies ahead.

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12 thoughts on “Godly Warfare

  1. Our mutual friend, Andy Berry, recently told me about a sermon he once heard. The pastor said Satan often has a taxi waiting 🚕to whisk us away from God’s plan, via a devilish detour.

    How right your are that we should be on our guard. Personally, I’ve resolved to no longer let it pass when someone uses God’s name in vain. I plan to ask them, “Do you know who you’re talking about?”

    Blessings, my dear brother in the Lord!

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    1. That is a very accurate description of Satan and his plans for us David, one well worth remembering and heeding as a warning. Blaspheming our Father Gord or Lord does hurt at a personal level, just as it should. I find myself often challenging those who blaspheme in front of me with lines such as “don’t blame God/Jesus…it wasn’t His fault!” Such replies stop conversations in their tracks, and even changes the demeanour of those in front of you.
      May His Holy Spirit guide you in how to answer blasphemers, giving you the wisdom and grace to answer any questions. Amen.

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