I struggle to find a lesson within this chapter of bloodshed and warfare. It is rather gruesome.
But then I get to thinking…
What if I fought the figures of sin in my life as viciously as Ishmael fought the supporters of Gedaliah?
What if I was not satisfied until every one of my sinful enemies was vanquished and buried beneath the ground?
What if I didn’t consider defeat as an option?
I don’t know. My Commander has been teaching me battle tactics, but I think I need to step up the intensity.
More blood. More sweat. More prayer. More tears.
And all this for more victory.