A friend and I were discussing enemies and how this word applies to our lives. Webster defines enemy as "one that is antagonistic to another".
My friend stated that ,to her, "enemies" are also her own character flaws that separate her from God. When she sees "enemies" in the Word, she will frequently replace it with whatever is causing her to stumble.
A very simple example in my own life would be games on my phone. They are such a time thief, but I find it difficult to stop. I'm replacing enemies with time on my phone in the verse.
When you go to war against your time on your phone and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. Deuteronomy 20:1.
I will pray that the LORD help me to put boundaries on this activity. Furthermore, I will ask Him for the wherewithal to put my phone down. I might even read a few articles for tips. Naturally, this is a very simplistic, albeit realistic example.
Enemies can take many forms: illness, our thought patterns, character flaws, addictions - the list can be as long as eternity itself! Thank God that He promises His presence as we go into battles against our enemies!After continued time with God, He brought this verse to mind:
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