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Israel Fled…and Fell

1 Chronicles 10:1, “[1] Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.”

There’s just one verse in today’s thought. It talks about Israel in a battle against the Philistines. The Bible says that they fled from the Philistines, and they fell down slain. The application I want to take from this is not that of a physical battle but of a spiritual battle.

It is our job as Christians to stand up and fight against our enemy, the devil. It’s been said that we are either moving forward or moving backward. If we are not moving forward against our enemy, it means we are going backwards which will only result in us falling. If we flee from the enemy, it is only be a matter of time before we fall. Ephesians 6 talks about the armor of God, and there is not one piece of armor that protects the Christian from behind. The reason for that is that a Christian should never be fleeing from the enemy. A Christian ought to stand and fight for what is right. It isn’t always easy, but I’d rather fight and have God on my side then retreat alone. The challenge today is to fight for what is right and not flee. A fleeing Christian has never stood. They have always fallen. Will you fight or will you flee?

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