“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34
This verse has always worried me.
And yet my favourite game is chess – a game of war – a game of strategy.
A sword is a piece of technology that is made for war.
I also just recently noticed that the first thing that Adam and Eve create after eating the apple were clothes. – a shout out to the Fashion industry ….maybe
As God banished them from the garden of Eden he posted cherubs and the “flame of a Flashing Sword, to guard the way to the tree of life”
War – this has always worried me.
I am not a macho kind of guy – but I am very competitive in chess and business.
So Matthew 10:34 and Genesis 3:24 inspired me to learn a little more about war
I recently read a book called “The 33 strategies of war” by Robert Greene
You can find the book at Exclusives, Amazon Kindle and on Audible as an Audiobook.
I really recommend reading this book.
If we are the good guys in business or running a parish or nonprofit we need know how the bad guys think.
In chess, when I study an opening like the Ruy Lopez as white I always study the same opening from the perspective as black and how to best answer these attacks.
As a business or any good organisation, I think we can learn from studying war.