If you are a follower of Jesus Christ who works on a congressional staff, either for an individual senator or representative, or a committee, or one of the congressional agencies like CBO or GAO, you likely face “the world” in ways that are unique to politics and government. And it can sometimes be overwhelming. Been there. Done that, too.
Bruce Cooper, the guy behind the excellent “Reasoned Cases for Christ” blog, does not work on the Hill but he knows a thing or three about dealing with the world’s fiery darts of busyness, confusion, overwork, ego and materialism. Lots of useful advice from one believer to another here.
“in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
Flaming arrows, fiery darts, all being extinguished. Do you sometimes feel like you are a dartboard and those darts or flaming arrows just never seem to stop coming?
God’s Word tells us that, that which we see in not always as it appears. Ephesians 6:12NASB tells us that “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Do I have a broad understanding of what this means? Yes I do. If I was to paraphrase what I understand from this Scripture, it tells me that the interactions that I see here on earth between humans is not solely sourced…
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