For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. —2 Corinthians 10:4
You may be ready to wield your weapons on Sunday morning, when the worship has lifted you and the preaching of the Word has stirred your spirit; but how do you feel on Monday afternoon? It does no good to have your weapons ready on Sunday morning if you can’t find them when you need them at 7:00 on Thursday evening.
Our adversary is an invader who will not respect your schedule or give any thought to your feelings. He will seek any entry point, and while his first attacks may seem insignificant, his purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).
Today’s resentment is tomorrow’s hatred. Your prayers will be hindered and your interest in the Word will wane. Then the onslaught will come, like divorce, a runaway child or the loss of your job.
Don’t be a weekend warrior. Stand guard over your heart and give the devil no place of entry.
Jesus, help me to guard my heart and
to fill my spirit with Your Word.
Empower me to resist
the enemy. Amen.