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We live in a world at war – the kingdom of light clashing with the kingdom of darkness. But the busyness of our daily life often keeps us distracted from this reality. As such, we’re prone to let our guard down and allow evil influences to take up residence in our very homes. Part of our duty in protecting our families is to give no quarter to evil.

To be fair, we’re often good at protecting our family against blatant forms of darkness – clearly resisting the obvious sins of society. But we tend to forget just how cunning our enemy can be, presenting as a wolf in sheep’s clothing more often than not.

For instance, this might be the music, entertainment, or news we consume that keeps us hyper-focused on the things of this world. Or it might be our drinking habit that consistently opens the door to relational pain and distance. It might also be the friends we associate with who regularly put us in environments that compromise our integrity.

Whatever it looks like, we can unintentionally find ourselves giving comfort and aid to evil when we don’t remain clear headed and watchful. And left unchecked, this can eventually become a stronghold in our life. To be sure, we’re more likely to be taken out from this loss of heart from the inside than a full-frontal attack from the outside.

To give no quarter means we must regularly do a fierce inventory of our domain – courageously kicking out anything that doesn’t belong. And while perhaps, like the weeds among the wheat, some will remain until the end, but we bring them to light and expose them all the same.

In the end, do whatever is necessary to protect your home and the realm of your domain by giving no quarter to evil.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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