Draw Back Your Bow
Are you ready for war? Are you ready to take aim and take the shot? Isaiah 49:2 “2 He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away.” Like the days of old an archer must keep his skills. Shoot your bow, fire your arrows, and practice often. Much like anything that takes skill you must surround yourself with it to maintain your skills. The Bible is no different. In order for us to be good and solid in our faith, we must first understand it. As an archer we must understand how the arrows work. We must understand how the wind, the geometry, the strings, the aerodynamics, all of it works together in harmony.
The world tries to tell us faith is an old custom, outdated, and no longer needed to explain the world. I believe it is that faith that explains the world. The never-ending battle of good verses evil keeps us questioning the order of things. For those who follow without faith they simply believe that people are the route of all problems. Though Sin is the route of most problems in this world, the pull, the chaos the Devil brings in his wake is the rest. The Devil pulls at ones heart to force sin into being. The true nature of love is the stay at Gods hand of judgment. God could easy strike down sinners but offers sinners every opportunity to repent ones sins. Psalm 7:12-13 “12 If a man[a] does not repent, God[b] will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow;13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts.” God uses us to witness to the lost. God prepares us for the everyday war against Satin. As each side has their minions, their soldiers, how do we prepare?
Psalm 16:8 “I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Though it may be difficult at times we must stand fast and ready ourselves. Wear the armor proudly, and house the quiver with the arrows of God. Psalm 18:39 “For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.” Ready yourself and prepare your bow for the fight. The fight against good and evil is waged in the shadows, but don’t be disillusioned, you and I will be caught up in it. Our fate is in our hands. Do we want to spend eternal damnation in Hell, or do we want to spend eternal salvation in Heaven? You have to pick a side.
As for me, when the time comes, and make no mistake, it will come, Draw Back Your Bow, and let the arrows of truth held in the Quiver of Righteousness fly and with the guiding light of God, find each of it’s targets. Preach and Teach, Study so when the day comes you too can shoot with accuracy. Draw Back Your Bow and take aim right into the black heart of Satin.