The Delightful Way

Thoughts on our position
November 26, 2006, 3:30 am
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Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
As a warrior for God I find that the Lord is not only my General but is also my strength, my instructor, and the source of my victory.

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Sounds kind of like Sun Tzu, “The Art of War” – and this is very a propos for us modern Christian warriors. First off, we need to be concerned about growing Wiser and increasing in Knowledge. Young men like us tend to be all to eager to jump into the fray and use our physical strength without concern for wisdom or knowledge. We must seek wisdom and strive to make knowledge part of our hearts. Spending much time in Proverbs should be a priority.
The second aspect of this maxim is also important: we must seek mentors and guidance. We should not be afraid of asking for help, and we should be eager to develop relationships with those who are older and wiser and more experienced. If we limit our friendships to our peers, we commit the error of Rehoboam, the son of Solomon. Rehoboam lost a kingdom. If we make the same mistake, what will we lose? As we seek to mature in Christ, we must seek out relationships with older mature Christians. When we need counsel, we should have mentors we can go to for counsel.

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
We have a mission; and we must not faint. Where do we find the strength to go on? 2 Corinthians 4 indicates that as we look on the eternal we find that this current “slight momentary affliction” is small compared to the eternal weight of glory we anticipate.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?
This is our mission; we are here for the purpose of rescuing the perishing. Do we take this seriously? If not, why? Do we really believe in the facts of the gospel? All of our excuses will be worthless when the final day of judgement comes.


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Thanks for your thoughts Sam! Real helpful! =)

(From Quest)

Comment by Jordan G.

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