Dear Brother in Blue,
I wanted to share with you a perspective that has been on my mind lately. We often find ourselves frustrated and disappointed by the actions of others. It’s easy to blame them for our problems and to see them as the enemy. However, the truth is that people are not our problem. Our problem is Satan. He is the one who deceives and attacks us and others. He is the one who causes division and destruction in our lives and in the world. As Christians, we are all in the same war against him. Ephesians 6:12 reminds us, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
It’s important to remember that Satan is not just our enemy, but he is also the enemy of those around us. We should not see them as the problem, but rather as precious souls who are also being attacked by Satan. As Christians, we are called to love and pray for others, even when they may be difficult to love. In Matthew 5:44 Jesus says, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
We are all called to be ambassadors of Christ, to be His hands and feet in this world (2 Corinthians 5:20). Part of that call is to love and pray for those who are being deceived and attacked by Satan. We can do this by being a light in a dark world, by showing love and kindness to those around us and by speaking truth in love.
In conclusion, as Christians we are all in the same war against Satan, and we all have the same enemy. People are not our problem, but rather precious souls who are also being attacked and compromised by the enemy. Let us remember to love and pray for others, and to be ambassadors of Christ in this world.