Tonya and I enjoy watching historical documentaries, especially those chronicling the epic battles of World War I and World War II. The strategy and tact involved in such major operations were so vital to winning and losing battles. One main strategy was to attack supply routes of an opposing force. Generals knew that if the troops were not adequately supplied, they would lose motivation and willingly surrender.
In the same way, offense is an attack on our spiritual supply route. Offense stops the work of love in our lives, and causes us to become weak and unwilling to stand up to the onslaught of the enemy. Offense cannot be forced on us. When offense comes, we have a choice to either accept or reject the attack. We cannot be casual with something as deadly as offense. We must recognize it and refuse to allow it place in our thoughts, or our conversations.
Ask God to help you uncover any offense in your heart. Be willing to let it go and refuse to take it up again.
Reading: James 3:1-18; Proverbs 18:19; Psalm 119:165; Proverbs 19:11