I was born under the (Mazzaroth) sign of wounding, and if trod upon, I would instinctively sting an aggressor in self defense. We November people are good at it, but it makes us enemies. What would Jesus do? He had his share of aggressors and enemies. He said;
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Matthew 5:38
That is so hard. It seems foolish. We should defend ourselves, right?
The Kingdom way is the opposite of the world’s way. Jesus knows that the devil is able to exploit any situation where we lash out in retaliation, and He can’t defend us. If we act in the opposite spirit, we take the power away from the devil, and allow God to act. This I have found to be true.
In the next chapter (Chapter 19 Pearls to pigs), I did not turn the other cheek, with predictable results. The devil had a field day.
Luckily the Lord sent me a guide for this step of the journey, Kerri (Livia in the story), an experienced warrior in the Kingdom. She became my mentor and friend, and helped me through the difficult places on the narrow path.