5th December 2018
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills
READ: Luke 14:31-32
“Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.” - Proverbs 25:8
Sometimes retreat and surrender are not signs of weakness but signs of wisdom. It takes humility to accept the strategy of avoiding fighting, through retreat or surrender.
You must accept that some enemies are too big, too strong or too erratic to fight. If you choose your fights carefully you will win one hundred percent of your battles.
Avoiding people who have little understanding is a good way of subduing an enemy without fighting him. Refusing to employ uneducated and illiterate people is a way to out-think the enemy. They can be the seed of complaints, rebellions and discontentment.
Many rebellious people are uneducated and illiterate. Many (not all) strikes, protests and campaigns of discontentment are led by such people.
Fleeing youthful lusts (2 Timothy 2:22) is not a sign of weakness! It is a sign of great wisdom. There are always enemies who are stronger than we are. Lust is a strong enemy that consumes and burns away at our lives.
Deciding to marry so that you can discharge your burning lusts may be better than resisting your lusts every day. You may not win the battle against lust if you try fighting it. It takes humility to accept a strategy, which does not involve violence and fighting.
Will you have the victory over your enemy? Can you handle what is coming your way? The Scripture teaches that you must offer conditions of peace when you see that you cannot win. To not fight a war may involve surrender, retreat or avoidance.
Start your day with a blessing from the WORD!!!
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