The main street of Washington, Georgia, is called Toombs Avenue in honor of the locally famous Civil War leader, Robert Toombs. In promoting the South’s secession before the war began, Toombs reportedly claimed, “We can beat those Yankees with cornstalks!”
After the South’s defeat someone reminded Toombs of his pre-war claim. Toombs remaining undaunted replied, “Well they wouldn’t fight with cornstalks!”
We all fight a spiritual battle with Satan. Like the Yankees, he won’t let us choose the weapons! he tempts us at our weakest and most susceptible points.
To be victorious we must trust the One who not only overcame Satan’s temptations, but who also gives us overcoming power. The Lord’s words of promise to us are, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:19, NASB).
(Courtesy Pastoral Care, Baptist Health System)