For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
I caught this verse on the way out the door this morning and noticed the words, “For our struggle…” The thought occurs to me that our struggling is a given, a foregone conclusion: If you’re alive, then you will struggle.
Paul does not say, “If you struggle, then it will be not be against flesh and blood, but against the rulers…”
Somehow this thought heartens me, because sometimes life seems hard, but the struggle isn’t unexpected. It is supposed to be a struggle—don’t be surprised that it is.
Just a thought.