Soul Snack 11/14...
Heaven has been a host to enemies, indeed the dwelling place of evil.
God had enemies, and for an unspecified duration they consumed heaven in war.
Enemies are destructive.
God still has enemies, but He will not allow any further destruction in heaven.
We too have had, and do have enemies. They can destroy us as well, if we permit them in.
"Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The lesson to be learned from enemies is to not return their disfavor by continuing the combat. Game over!
Retaliation is only ever a multiplying of evil. Satan desires that we become his franchisee for evil.
Patiently license heaven to deal with the enemy, and ensure they cannot destroy you with hate, or even worse - empty you of love.
You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. (Matt 5:43-45a)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Unforgiveness is like swallowing a poison and expecting the other to die." ~ Nelson Mandela
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