By Many Or By Few

Photo from The Magnificent Seven, 1960 film starring (L-R) Yul Brenner, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and James Coburn. Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.

Most people just want to live in peace, but there are always a few who want to take that peace from them. Why do the majority let them do it? Maybe because they don’t think there is a need to do anything about the evil in their midst until circumstances get so bad that they have to do something about it. Apparently this is a common thread of our shared humanity. So how do we change it – or should we even try?

Judges 6:6-20, 7:19-25; 1 Samuel 14:6-23; 2 Kings 6:16-17; Psalm 44:17-26; Romans 8:31-39

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Music: “The Magnificent Seven,” by Elmer Bernstein, The Magnificent Seven Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Sony Masterworks, 2016.

The Nuts and Bolts of Victory

The ‘Cobra King’ crew — 1st Lt. Charles Boggess, Cpl. Milton Dickerman and Pvts. James G. Murphy, Hubert S. Smith and Harold Hafner — pose for a celebratory photo in the vicinity of Bastogne, Belgium shortly after the tankers led the armor and infantry column that liberated the city on December 26, 1944. (US Army Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The enemy of our souls is relentless, and his attacks seem never to cease. It’s a weary struggle. How do we win? Or, more appropriately, how do we avoid losing?

2 Kings 6:15-17; 2 Chronicles 32:1-8; Romans 8:29-30; Ephesians 6:10-13

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Music: “Patton,” by Jerry Goldsmith, performed by The BBC Concert Orchestra, The BBC Concert Orchestra Greatest Hits, Big Eye Music, 2008.