Lesson from the Elephants

Years back I watched a very interesting animal documentary on lions. It showed them attacking a herd of elephants. When the elephants stuck together they defeated the lions. When they also surrounded their weak by forming a circle with their hind quarters in the middle and tusks out, they were also able to thwart the lion’s attack. When the weak or the strong were by themselves, however, they lost and ended up as dinner. The lions were now able to attack from all sides without an elephant to keep them at bay.
1 Peter 5:18 describes Satan as a roaring lion on the prowl hoping to frighten believers into taking their drugs of choice. Peter goes on to say that other believers are also being attacked. He says that to give us comfort and to let us know we’re not alone. Others have or are going through the same struggles as we do (1 Cor. 10:13). There are others who can pray for us during those struggles (see Eph. 6:18 – about a special weapon for fighting our enemy) so we can have victory.
The herd of elephants defeated their enemy when they stood firm and fought back as a unit. Believers have a lot to learn from the elephants. We too are stronger as unit when we stand firm in the truths of God’s Word as a team. The Bible promises victory when we do. Are the elephants smarter than we are? I certainly hope not as not only is victory on the line, but lives as well if we don’t.

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