Be sober, be alert and cautious… 1 Peter 5:8

My Pondering

If you aren’t aware, there is a war going on. I am not referencing Russia unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, but the war of the world.

Just in the past couple of months, there have been many tragic events going on including a niece of mine overdosing and dying likely due to drugs, a previously nice neighborhood friend of my daughters committing a home invasion, armed robbery and making death threats, another suburban neighbor girl who is now pretending to be and live as a boy and it goes on and on, that just in my limited space not to mention all the tragedies we see on the news…kid’s shooting up their schools, thugs just randomly killing strangers…such hate, such mental distress, such nasty violence and vile.

Yes, there are many complicated reasons the world is screwed up. The bottom line is our enemy, the devil is up to no good. If you aren’t even aware or care that he exists, your own casualty rate goes way up.

The ultimate war we face is spiritual in nature.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.

Ephesians 6:12

The whole book of Ephesians chapter 6 is critical in mounting our defense.

The key is not to try to fight in our flesh but from God’s Spirit. Not our flesh, but using God’s armor. Of the spiritual armor at our disposal, there is one offensive weapon, the sword aka God’s word, the Holy Bible.

Here is a brief article to reference.

Here is another blog I recently wrote called SRG living you may find helpful.

Life is hard but God is good. We need all the good we can get.

Let’s Pray

Lord, we need you so much. Help us overcome. We trust and know You are ready, willing and more than able to protect us from the evil one.

In the mighty name of Jesus, cover us!

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