TOPIC: LETTING LOVE WIN THE WAR
Scripture: “For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 (AMPC)
We are definitely in a war. The Bible teaches us that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, natural weapons, but ones that are mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds. Part of growing closer to God is working with the Holy Spirit in pulling down the strongholds of selfishness, pride, and self-importance. Purposely taking the focus off of ourselves and doing something for someone else while we are hurting is one of the most important things we can do to overcome evil.
When Jesus was on the cross in intense suffering, He took time to comfort the thief next to Him (see Luke 23:39–43). When Stephen was being stoned, he prayed for those stoning him, asking God not to lay the sin to their charge (see Acts 7:59–60). If the church of Jesus Christ, His body here on earth, will wage war against selfishness and walk in love, the world will begin to take notice.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I know that walking in love is super important when fighting the battle against selfishness. Help me to always remember that and rely on You for help, amen.