August 17, 2015

We have two people in the Bible who are described as lions. One, The Lion of Judah from Revelation 5, is obviously Jesus. The other, as mentioned in 1 Peter 5:8, is “our adversary the devil,” and he is like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

One of these lions is our great savior, and in Him all things were created. The other is mentioned in 1 John 5 as being the ruler of the whole world. 

Hungry, roaring, territorial lions do not give back what is theirs, which means that one day, we will have to fight alongside our Savior for the world. In the meantime, we can fight him for the people in this world.

But fighting is scary! What happens if we try, and we fail? Fortunately for us, victory does not come in taking one perfect step the first time. It comes in taking the first step 1,000 times until we figure out the correct second step. We HAVE to engage the enemy, as he is engaging us every moment of every day. 

And speaking of warfare, in his book "The Art of War,” Sun Tzu said, "Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”