Thursday: November 26, 2020
Luke 21:21 Then those who are in Judea must run away to the hills; those who are in the city must leave, and those who are out in the country must not go into the city.
There were two groups of people being addressed in this text and each received a different set of instruction depending on their location. Those in the city were asked to leave and those outside, asked not to return. These sound like simple instructions, even words any leader would be able to issue. However, a broader perspective presents deep and valid points for our reflection.
Individually, each of us has a different situation: unique opportunities and challenges, particular opposition and threats. Where we find ourselves within any specific period influences what our battles will be up against. Therefore, it is important to ascertain our individual circumstances and prepare to address them accordingly.
The solutions that work for another may not be what works for you. The approach and methods which guaranteed results at point A, may not achieve the same outcome at point B because the dynamics may have changed. What will work outside the city may not work within the city.
So make sure you understand the requirements of your current position because how you navigate depends on the information you have at your disposal.