• Israel Ekundayo

WHOSE BATTLE ARE YOU FIGHTING?

Updated: Nov 18

Prov 18:17-18 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.


Insight and Highlight

Before you help someone fight his/her battle, be careful you are fighting the right and justifiable battle. Hear him/her and hear the other party out, also.

Deut 13:14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain,..."


Scripture Commentaries

We must have an understanding of the battles we fight in life.

There are people who fought other people's wars and have unknowingly fought and become enemies to people who would have helped them in life.

They answer, judge, condemn a matter before they hear it all: Prov 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

In a dispute, be careful of relying on people who air their own views barring other people's views Prov 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.


Many have been enemies to innocent people who might help them in life just because of someone's unproven allegations against the innocent person.

Be careful, be wise. Someone else's purported enemy may be your own God-ordained helper, so becareful how you interfere to fight battles that are not yours.

Many problems, challenges, spells and curses some people carry with them today, are avoidable. Many have died untimely for fighting over unconfirmed reports spoken against the innocent.

Problems they could have avoided if they had been wise and courteous in their approaches.


Do not react or answer before you have heard the matter? Do not interrupt in the midst of the other party's defence. Be patient to listen, James 1:19.

Be wise, walk with the wise, becareful of companions of the disgruntled! Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.


Remorse corner

Be guided with knowledge, be careful before you utter judgment over a matter you have partial or no full knowledge of.

Proverbs 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.


Call to Word action

There are always two sides to every story.

Most stories sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight, (Proverbs 18:17)


The Christian clarion duty

Remember, the person who tells one side of a story seems right until someone else comes and asks questions to cross-examine.


Prayer

2 Sam 1:16 And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the Lord's anointed.

Lord, let me not fight the wrong battle. Let not my mouth and attitude testify against me, in Jesus' name.


Good morning all and have a blessed day today.


God bless you.




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