Protect Your Friends
Give no place to any voice that tears
Or tries to destroy us with gossip and fear
Protect your allies, your comrades in arms
To entertain division brings nothing but harm
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. While this statement is not exactly implying to keep your enemies closer than your friends, it is implying that one should keep a sharp, watchful eye on the enemy in order to protect friends, family, and other loved ones. If we fail to catch the enemy in the act or if we are ignorant of the wicked comments, rumors, or slander that is spewed out from the enemy, then division will occur. Thus, that togetherness, that unity, that bond is broken and cannot be mended back immediately. Satan is always looking for ways to break that connection between our relationship with God and with our fellow loved ones. He slithers in darkness and is ready to strike but is unwilling to emerge out into the light where honesty, love, strength, and other positive factors are present. Proverbs 16:28 states:
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
That whisperer is Satan. In the Garden of Eden, Satan, commonly portrayed as a serpent, tempts Eve in which she does fall under temptation and is banished from the Garden along with Adam, who was warned by God not to eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. When the fruit was consumed, the bond between God and Adam and Eve became broken, which resulted in their banishment from the Garden of Eden. This morning, AUHS Founder Pastor Gregory Johnson stated that it is highly important to protect your loved ones and to look out for them. If someone else is spewing out falsified information about your loved ones, stand up for them. Do not fall under their dark shadows, for they are the ones trying to divide that beloved bond.
May God Bless You All ~
About American University of Health Sciences
AUHS is a Christian based, minority-serving university, which educates students for careers in the healthcare professions. AUHS emphasizes the values of faith in God, love of humankind, and belief that all people have a right to healthcare and deserve a good quality of life based on the wellness of body, mind, and spirit. The university celebrates diversity and reaches out to groups currently underrepresented in healthcare and research. AUHS provides the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, hands-on practical training and supportive environment required to create competent and compassionate healthcare professionals.
American University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.