Fascinating how one direction of a thought, can turn into a whole different concept.
While writing this earlier post; I decided to use Deuteronomy 20:4 for a case in point. Then I started to reread the same passage; over and over and over and…over.
That’s when the hypocrite in me spoke up and said, “Pay attention to these words”. Anyone who is anyone deals with enemies; and for the sake of this post I do not mean the standard jerk next door, bully in the hallway, etc…I’m talking about stuff along the lines of real enemies:
Fear…doubt…all that stuff. The intangible things that we can’t necessarily put a finger on, but they plague our mind…often daily.
Those are enemies.
So, I’m reading this passage, a quick verse…noting the verses around it [for sake of context] and while I hate using cheesy, ‘Christian lingo’ this verse just unknowingly spoke to me.
For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
Consider it…soothing for me. This notion that I have fear, doubt, and I worry about so much and there is this dude that sits around and says, “Seriously, son? Please.” He’s that cool, He’s that just, and man alive He’s just that…powerful.
Puts my problems in perspective quickly. So you know what I’m going to do?
I’m going to reread this flipping sweet verse, relax, and sit back and get ready to watch the fireworks…
Because oh man…are they coming.