What are the iron chariot in our lives? To what extent do we deny ourselves our birthright?
In Judges 17:16 we read that the descendants of Joseph were too numerous to reside only in the hill country “but all the Canaanites in the lowlands have iron chariots.”
But Joshua responded “Clear as much of the land as you wish, and take possession of the farthest corners. And you will drive out the Canaanites from the valleys, too, even though they are strong and have iron chariots.”
Our iron chariots aren’t obstacles; they are the objective such that when we are strong enough to defeat the chariot we will be strong enough to exercise dominion in the promised land.
People are looking for peace. Peace is spiritual equilibrium. Peace is contentment and not to be confused with happiness.
Losing doesn’t make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder. Paul “Bear” Bryant
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell
Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat well, drink a good glass of wine, and enjoy their work. Ecclesiastes 5:18
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. Henry David Thoreau
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. Paul “Bear” Bryant
Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it’s not on our side. George Savile