Know Yourself. Know Your Enemy

“Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it later.” Proverbs 22:3-4

Here’s a Quote by Sun Tzu that I’ve been pondering on for some time now:

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

If you know yourself, but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.

If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” End of quote.

Could it be possible that the reasons we end up feeling drained, confused, depressed, living with regrets are:

1. We know ourselves but not our enemy?

2. We neither know ourselves nor our enemy?

Nothing makes our enemy more conniving than when we are clueless about his tactics, schemes and lies.

The enemy watches for the best time to attack and attacks when we are physically or emotionally wounded and drained.

It’s time to know ourselves and know our enemy.

If we do not know what we are standing for, we will keep falling for anything, and happiness will be hard to find.

No wise person begins a journey without knowing their destination. Know why you started and know when you have arrived.

If we do not know what we are fighting for or against, we will be taken advantage of.

We must stand up for SOMETHING. And we must determine who is going to win.

It is better to be respected than to be rich and famous

Wise people see trouble coming and get out of the way

The one who borrows is a slave to the one who lends

Those who spread trouble will be destroyed by the trouble they caused

All arguments and insults will end…so walk away from confrontations

● A lazy person will eat the bread of idleness. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop

The Lord gets angry with anyone who falls into the trap of adultery

Two things will make us poor – hurting the poor to get rich and giving gifts to the rich

It’s easy to steal from the poor, but don’t do it. The Lord is on their side

Avoid quick tempered people … we may learn their ways

Do you see a man that excels in his work? He will stand before men of high calibre

Evil people are trapped by many troubles, but those who want to live must avoid them

Respect the Lord and be humble

Finally, ‘if you know your enemy and you know yourself, you will not fear the result of a hundred battles’. Sun Tzu

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