The wrong enemy

Trivia question: When the United States entered World War Two in Europe, who was the enemy? (Hint: They didn’t speak German. Or Italian.)

Those first few battles were against . . . the French.

Looking back, this makes no sense. Even then it made no sense. The Germans invaded France and subordinated the French to their will and purposes. The Germans were their enemies. Still, the Vichy French were in league with the Germans, so they were at odds with the United States.

Humans have never been clear on loyalties. Remember this when students side with darkness against friends and allies, wisdom and love. The heart is deceitful, sin is deceitful, and the Enemy is deceitful. Beyond God’s grace we don’t know any better.

If the students you love are fighting the wrong enemy, don’t hold it against them. Keep on loving, praying, and doing them good in Jesus’ name.

Published by Paul Santhouse

I’m a husband and father, follower of Jesus Christ, and member of the Moody Publishers team. I've worked with gifted authors and their books for thirty-plus years, and I believe the local church is where we become the kind of people who reveal what Jesus is like. Since this is my personal blog, the views and opinions expressed herein are my own, not those of my employer. However — books, publishing, the work of the church, and learning to follow Jesus are central to my daily experience, so that's what this blog is about. Thanks for visiting! Paul

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