Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-19 (day seven)
“I will put enmity between you and the woman”–v 15.
“Suffer hardship with me as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”–2 Timothy 2:3
It has been eye-opening for me. Reading Genesis 3. Reflecting on it. Realizing that when sin came into the world God DECLARED WAR! No other choice for a holy God to make. And no option for His sons and daughters than to join Him in the conflict.
It has been a strange comfort to me. The tension I feel, I am not “making it up”. The opposition is real and so is His call to courage. Neutrality is no virtue, not in this eternal struggle. Jesus didn’t look for a safe place.
My take-away this week is what the Lord told Joshua. “Be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the Law that Moses gave you.”–Joshua 1:7. We are in a war! May the Lord give us courage.