I do not trust in my bow nor my sword
You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob! Through you we push down our foes; through your name we tread down those who rise up against us. For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me. But you have saved us from our foes and have put to shame those who hate us. (Psalm 44:4-7)
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. (Psalm 5:11)
Weapons can be used to protect yourself against evil doers. However be humble in the fact that for some people even their weapons didn’t protect them. This is not a call to throw away your right to self-defense but rather to trust in God for your protection. For earthly weapons only protect against earthly beings. In the spiritual realm where evil spirits and curses abound, where wicked spells are spoken you can’t fight them on your own. You need the protection of the Lord God. In moments of danger call upon the name of the Lord Jesus in faith. Ask him to send God’s angels to protect you from your foes both mortal and eternal. Trust in God at all times and take refuge in him.
Parable of the Leaven (Kingdom of God parable)
Luke 13:20-21 says; And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”
Again the Lord Jesus gives an explanation about the Kingdom of God. Here the emphasis is on its overcoming nature. Even though the leaven was hid in three measures of flour it ended up leavening the entire flour. Thought the flour was more in quantity it couldn’t stop the leaven from doing it’s work. Leaven doesn’t work in an instant but it does work eventually. We are called to be patient therefore.
So we can realize, that the Kingdom of God influences everything eventually. It will end up shaking the established order of chaos and confusion that the world is in.
But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:13-14)