Invisible Enemies from Trusted Friends

Invisible enemies can come from trusted friends.  Peter meant well. His heart was (generally) in the right place, but his thoughts were limited and led him to wrong conclusions.  Just moments before, Peter had made a brilliant and insightful statement, a revelation given to Him by God, when he said to Jesus: “You are the Christ (anointed one), sent by God!” But, after Jesus told His followers that He would suffer and die, Peter refused to believe it and began to rebuke Jesus, arguing against what He said, sternly confronting Him.  Can… Read More

Low Flying Enemies

Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight. (Proverbs 26:2 ESV) My grandparents always had bird feeders. They would put bread crumbs out and watch from their living room as birds of all shapes and sizes would come. In appreciation for all of the free food, the birds would chirp and sing everyday to my grandparents’ delight. Large birds often hover and soar at great heights, but many smaller birds use rapid, darting movements as they rarely fly very high… Read More