When a man turns away, does he not return? Jeremiah 8:4
We turn away but we do not want to return, why? It might be that we don’t want to admit that we have turned away. As soon as you stop and ask for directions you are admitting that you are lost, confused, not sure. We don’t like to admit to any of those things. After all we are the smartest generation, the best educated generation, and the wealthiest. How could we need help?
Could we use some help with our economy, maybe medical plans, how about help with getting along with others. We might need some help for the future, the long, long future of forever. But still we are either ignorant of that need are we just keep putting it off until there is no where else to put it; time is up. Business owners need help, government officials need help just getting along. I sometimes wonder if we are waiting for another 9/11 or December 7, 1942 to cause us to put aside our petty difference, get our heads together and receive the help we need.
A man never turns until he is willing to admit that the direction he is headed is wrong. In our government, in our business world, no one wants’ to admit that they are wrong. They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.
Stubborn all the way to defeat and even into eternity.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11
On April 7, 1945 Ensign Jack Fuller and his air crewman, Charles Williams, Jr had put on the full armor that their plane launched from the USS Bennington, could carry. They assisted in the sinking of Japan’s largest battleship the “Yamoto” and while doing so were shot down by AA fire from the Yamoto. They had an enemy and they gave their very lives in helping to defeat that enemy.
God’s Word warns us of our enemy, the devil, and urges us to prepare for the battle he launches against us.
We can believe in an enemy like we face now in terror attacks and have faced in our past from warring countries. But few of us are prepared for the daily battle with Satan, How strange, how tragic.