Do your Ways Please the Lord?Sue Afutu
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7
Many at times, when we think or perceive that the devil is working through someone we identify that person as an enemy and become hostile in our dealings with that person. However this is not the way of the Lord. Spiritual warfare is to be targeted at evil spirits and not at human beings. We need to show love in our dealings with others and act towards them in ways that please the Lord.
The Scripture above harmonises with similar verses in other parts of the Bible. In Proverbs 25:21 – 22, we are told to feed our enemies and give them water to drink and in doing so, we would be heaping burning coals on their head. In Romans 12:19, God says vengeance is His and He will avenge. In Ephesians 6:12, we are reminded that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
At the core of spiritual warfare is an unshakeable trust in the Lord that He is the one who fights our battles for us. This does not mean that we do not engage in warfare prayer; we do. But we wait on God in the process, trust in Him and act only on His instructions.
When our ways please the Lord, He causes our enemies to be at peace with us. Let’s take our battles to the Lord in prayer and watch Him fight for us. May our ways please the Lord so He will cause our enemies to be at peace with us. Shalom.