We appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not in their place of battle. Be skilled at gently encouraging those who feel themselves inadequate.
Be faithful to stand your ground. Help the weak to stand again. Be quick to demonstrate patience with everyone. Resist revenge, and make sure that no one pays back evil in place of evil but always pursue doing what is beautiful to one another and to all the unbelievers. (1 Thes 5:14)
I while ago, we were told that a lady in our church had tried to end her life. As I got thinking about her, I could see how circumstances had come together to create the perfect storm and how the devastating tsunami of her life had forced her onto this terrible path.
The thing is, we can either shrug our shoulders at those who are 'not in their place of battle' and dismiss them with an ugly, “well, where were they when ‘I’ needed help?” Or, we can open up our 'me-focussed' agenda and give back some of the love we’ve been more than happy to receive.
Remember - it’s self-evident that the enemy will always seek to penetrate the weakest link in any battle line, so it’s ALL our job to secure and hold the line – that way, we can ALL live in Peace.
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