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12/16/2013

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 175

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare in Proverbs — kellporten @ 12:35
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Scripture:

Prov. 18:15
The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Comment:

There are those who argue that we should not have any interest in the evil spirits, or in what they’re doing, and there is a certain amount of truth in this. There is a great danger in seeking that kind of information out of sheer curiosity, or if we try to practice the things that the evil spirits are doing. But, it is also a great danger in being completely ignorant of the enemy. It is the motive we have to acquire knowledge of the evil spiritual world that is crucial.

We are in a spiritual battle, whether we like it or not, and it is extremely important to have the necessary information about the enemy. No army in the world would neglect to find out more about who the enemy is, how he behaves, what weaknesses he has, etc. All information that helps to properly withstand the enemy is valuable.

Why do so many Christians claim that we should not concern ourselves with the enemy? There are surely many answers to that question, but basically the enemy is trying to deceive us to leave him alone. The enemy comes with many “reasonable” words and actions. He may, use examples where people have gone to excess, in order for us to repudiate not only the excesses, but everything that has to do with spiritual warfare.

Paul was not unaware of the enemy. The devices of the enemy were known.

2 Cor. 2:11
lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Let us, then, with the right motives, seek knowledge about the enemy, mainly from the Word of God, but also from people’s experiences, so that we will be able to serve the Lord in the spiritual battle.

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