How do my enemies try to hurt me? - Enemies - TouchPoints

How do my enemies try to hurt me?

Genesis 3:1The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”

Your enemies try to hurt you by tricking you into sin.

2 Chronicles 32:10-15“This is what King Sennacherib of Assyria says: What are you trusting in that makes you think you can survive my siege of Jerusalem? . . . Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you! . . . No god of any nation or kingdom has ever yet been able to rescue his people from me or my ancestors. How much less will your God rescue you from my power!”

Your enemies try to hurt you by confusing you about right and wrong, good and bad. They will try to divide you from those who support you.

Ezra 4:1-3The enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were rebuilding a Temple to the Lord, the God of Israel. So they approached Zerubbabel and the other leaders and said, “Let us build with you, for we worship your God just as you do. . . .” But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the other leaders of Israel replied, “You may have no part in this work.”

Your enemies will try to hurt you by sweet talking you into compromising your faith and lifestyle.

Judges 4:3Sisera, who had 900 iron chariots, ruthlessly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years. Then the people of Israel cried out to the Lord for help.

Joshua 17:16The descendants of Joseph responded, “It’s true that the hill country is not large enough for us. But all the Canaanites in the lowlands have iron chariots. . . . They are too strong for us.”

Your enemies will try to use intimidation and oppression to stop you from taking a stand for what you believe.

Judges 16:5The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “Entice Samson to tell you what makes him so strong and how he can be overpowered and tied up securely. Then each of us will give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”

Your enemies will try to find your weak spot so they can use it against you.