The Ammonites and Moabites mistakenly attacked those from Mount Seir and massacred them. Then, further confused, they went at each other, and all ended up killed. 2 Chronicles 20:23 (MSG)
My wife and I love audio books. In fact, we have our favorite good versus evil epics on audio books. The Lord of the Rings happens to be my favorite while Harry Potter is at the top of Wendy’s list. We have both listened to each of the stories over and over. Like all great epic stories, you catch new things each time you read (or listen) to them.
The other day we were discussing a common theme in both of these stories. Evil often implodes as it destorys itself from within. There are multiple instances within Tolkein’s works that could have come right out of today’s chapter. The forces of good march in only to find that the forces of evil have already destroyed one another.
I’m reminded today that, as a follower of Jesus, my main calling card is to be love. When my actions reveal anger, dissention, fighting, bickering, arument and strife – then what is ultimately at the root of it? Good or evil?
God, today may my thoughts, words and actions reveal your good-ness through love.