Who Is Our Enemy?
Yesterday I was blessed with what I read from Rev. Jeff Dodson who is pastor of Richland Gospel Church in Richland, N.C. and felt a need to share with his permission. I would like to do the same this morning as we need this in the hour we live. Please be encouraged by what my friend says in his devotional as it pertains to what we’re dealing with today. FIRST LIGHT OF THE DAY
Psm. 133:1, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity."
Think of this verse the next time you see people attacking police officers just because of the uniform they wear, or assaulting store owners just for trying to protect their property; or politicians pointing fingers and yelling at each other across the aisle. Now, this certainly doesn't mean that God's people ought to condone sin or compromise with the devil. But there was a time in America when we could face a problem, talk it over, and come to a reasonable, righteous solution. How did that change? What caused it?
I think the answer is in the sin that our nation is steeped in today. We've gotten away from God and forsaken His Word. As David said in another place, "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?", (Psm 11:3). We have forgotten the great principles on which this nation was founded and changed the narrative of our history: and in the process we've forgotten who our friends are and become confused about who our enemies are.
Just because someone's skin is a different color than yours does not make him your enemy. Just because someone voted for a different political candidate than you did does not make him your enemy. Our enemy is Satan, he is a thief, a liar, a robber, and a murderer. We must stand together against him or else we will fall victim to him one by one until he destroys our homes, our churches and our nation. If we could remember that our greatest enemy is not each other, but the devil, it would help us see things as God sees them.
Thank you Brother Jeff Dodson, pastor of Richland Gospel Church in Richland, N.C