(April 26, 2015)
There is an important lesson for each of us in this chapter. Sometimes, when we have defeated significant enemies (vices, habits, and similar things) in our lives, there is the tendency to become complacent and desire to ‘rest from our labors’ for a while. But
here sets a much better example.
When the larger battles are complete,
dedicated himself to erecting defenses against their return, or in clearing out
lesser threats. So too, when we find
ourselves having a rest from the major conflicts of our lives, should spend our
time building strongholds for the challenges to come or weeding out the
pernicious (though perhaps comparatively minor) weaknesses so they are not in
place to lead to our destruction when the larger trials return.