Prepare for our enemies to attack us from multiple places

1 Samuel Bible Background

04.13.2017 – Old Testament: 1Sa 13.17–18

To read the Bible in a year, read First Samuel 13–14 on April 13, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Israel and the Philistines to fight one another, but then the Philistines sent out raiders,

Then raiders came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies. One company turned onto the road to Ophrah, to the land of Shual, another company turned to the road to Beth Horon, and another company turned to the road of the border that overlooks the Valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness (1 Samuel 13.17–18). 

Suddenly the Philistines opened the battle on three additional fronts, making it even more difficult for the unarmed Israelites to fight their enemies.

The enemies of the church have done the same thing. We do not deal with merely one adversary, but many seek to silence the church. Therefore, let us continue to arm ourselves with what the Lord gives to us, especially the sword of the Spirit.

Questions:

  • What can you do to help the church gain the victory over her enemies?
  • What can you do to help others who are fighting the good fight of the Faith?

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