FIGHT OR FLIGHT
The wisdom of God will teach you to select your battles.
He will teach you when to fight and when to be in flight.
When God sent His only son- Jesus into the world, he sent so many angels to protect Him.
Jesus confirmed that He had more than twelve legions of angels at His disposal for His protection (Matthew 26:53).
However, Jesus knew when to fight and when to be in flight.
The first time was while He was a baby.
" And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him." (Mark 2:13).
God could have told Joseph to stay in Israel, and that no one would touch the child, but He didn't. He instructed Joseph to run away with the child.
The second time was when He began His ministry. They were offended at His message and wanted to throw Him off a cliff in His hometown of Nazareth, but He walked away (Luke 4:28-30).
He could have stayed to confront them. After all, He had angels to protect Him, but He didn't. He chose to leave.
Too many people have lost their lives because they got involved in the wrong battle.
King Josiah went out to battle against Necho King of Egypt, even though Necho was going to fight someone else.
He warned Josiah to stay away from the battle, and that it was God that sent him to fight Carchemish, but he didn't listen. An arrow killed him in that battle (2 Chronicles 35:20-23).
Some fights people get into with their neighbors, colleagues at work, family members, etc., are absolutely unnecessary. Don't lose your life over the wrong battle.
Live peaceably with all men, as much as depends on you (Romans 12:18).
Know when to fight and when to run away. Fleeing is not always cowardice. It sometimes is a manifestation of the wisdom of God in you.
I pray that the Spirit of God will lead you to select your battles rightly in Jesus name!