The Enemy Tactic
“I would attack him while he is weary and weak. I would strike him with terror, and then all the people with him will flee. I would strike down only the king” (2 Samuel 17:2 NIV)
Your leaders are a gift from God to you, according to Ephesians 4. Through leadership God intends to bring order, purpose, opportunity, discipline & approval. Leaders provide cohesion to community, purpose to people groups.
So it is no wonder that the enemy knows full well, to steal God’s best blessings & plans from God’s people he doesn’t need to attack everyone; just take out the leader.
In the verse above Ahithophel is advising Absalom’s rebellion against King David, “Attack him while he is weary and weak… Then all those with him will flee.” Strike the shepherd & the sheep will scatter.
“All those with him” it says, “will flee”. Who are you with? Everyone should have some leader they are “with”. Who is yours? If you haven’t got one, then perhaps you’re not in community as God has designed it.
Realise the enemy will try to steal from you, by attacking your leader when they are weak & weary. Pray for your leader today. Encourage them. Cover them when they are weak, carry the load when they are weary. You are in each other’s lives for a reason, so bless yourself by blessing your leader today.