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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, December 1st, 2017
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From a Christian mindset- from the perspective of “turning the other cheek,” and avoiding violence, scripture that refers to wars, victory, fortifications, armies, and foes can seem out of place. Jesus went as a lamb to the slaughter, and most Christians that I know are not warmongers, but are instead longing for a time of peace.

So how do we read these scriptures, and find blessing and truth in them?

It's not as hard as you might think- we can all relate to calling on God for help in many situations, and feeling like he's just not there, that he's not listening, and that he doesn't come to our aid. The scripture reminds us that the real battle is not against “flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

It's a different way of looking at the struggles we face, even the conflicts we have with other people. Bringing the God of peace into our battles changes /not just the situation/ but changes us too.