When we take stands and firmly support causes, we will have enemies. “You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something, sometime in your life.” — Winston Churchill
Do you have known enemies? What were your experiences like dealing with them? It is known that enemies plot and scheme to hurt us by damaging our reputations and relationships through gossiping. “Gossipers gossip about the ones they gossip with.” — Tangie T. Woods
David was happy because the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies. He said, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliver. My God is my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my Savior from violent people you save me. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies. (2 Samuel 22:1-4)
Abraham Lincoln said, “A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.” Do you think enemies can become friends? Yes, we were enemies of God until we became followers and friends of Jesus. “I no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends. (John 15:15)
Is the Lord our Rock? Our Fortress? Our Deliver? Our Refuge? Our Shield? Our Horn of Salvation? Our Stronghold? If not, we are in trouble.