What kind of feelings and thoughts do you have when an enemy attacks you? Pastor Foley says that the Bible points to the fact that your feelings about your enemies are actually irrelevant. Instead, when our enemies attack us, we must understand it to be either one of two things. First, God could be giving you an opportunity to grow in him. Second, God could be allowing you to suffer for His name’s sake.
Taking the example of King David in 2 Samuel 16:5-14, we see David responding to an enemy’s attack by recognizing God’s presence and sovereignty in a less than desirable situation.
The Reverend Dr. Eric Foley is CEO and Co-Founder, with his wife Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, supporting the work of persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world and spreading their discipleship practices worldwide. He is the former International Ambassador for the International Christian Association, the global fellowship of Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries. Pastor Foley is a much sought after speaker, analyst, and project consultant on the North Korean underground church, North Korean defectors, and underground church discipleship. He and Dr. Foley oversee a far-flung staff across Asia that is working to help North Koreans and Christians everywhere grow to fullness in Christ. He earned the Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.