There is already so much drama happening even leading up to the birth of Jesus. When reading this chapter through the lens of spiritual warfare I can see the spiritual forces of evil starting to panic as they see God’s plan come to fruition. I’m reminded of Ephesians 6:12 which reads “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” It seems like Satan is stirring up hatred in King Herod to prompt him to want to kill Jesus.
What lens do I use to see the world? Do I see it through the lens of flesh and blood or of spiritual forces?
Open the eyes of my heart God. Show me what you see. May I see the spiritual forces so I can ready myself for battle wearing the whole armour of God. Amen.