“The enemy of my enemy is my friend”

“We have seen the enemy and they are ours”

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer”

We are quick to label and move others into enemy status. If they disagree with us, they
are our enemy. If they vote different than us, they are our enemy. If they hurt us, they are our enemy.

The Bible is very clear about the identification of our enemies- the ones who seek to destroy our soul. One of the most overlooked enemies is our flesh. If we follow the lead of our flesh, we will find destruction. Other enemies include sin and death.

The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, says our chief enemy is the ruler and authority of this world and of the cosmic powers of darkness. He seeks to destroy our souls. His tools include doubt,
death, depression, discouragement and difficulty.

Think of it this way- if you can see something or someone, they are not the enemy. The invisible power beyond those tools is the enemy.

As we battle the enemy within, don’t be quick to place another in the camp of the
enemy. More than likely they are a fellow soldier and struggler. Know your real enemy and fight the good fight.