Casualties & Combatants

A year for holiness

“When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” – Deuteronomy 20:1

Every person on earth, whether they like it or not, has a role to play in the spiritual war of good and evil. We are all victims; collateral damage in satan’s rebellion against God AND we are all combatants. We have all chosen our side in the conflict. When we walk in our own sin and use others we are in the uniform of satan’s army. When we are repentant, however, and humble ourselves before Jesus, he takes us in. He washes us up, gives us His uniform and He walks with us into the fray.

Take some time to consider the cost of this battle in your own life. What is the damage your sin has caused to yourself and those around you? How has your life been affected by the destruction caused by someone else’s sin? What hurts are you still unable to forgive and move past?

Remember the promise of this passage: We are outnumbered and out gunned, but our God fights for us and it is He who keeps us safe and delivers us from the hand of the evil one.


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