The city of Jerusalem was surrounded by the enemy.

Some decided to run. To try to escape. To try to leave unnoticed by the armies.

They were killed.

Others decided to try to hide in their houses. To try to remain unnoticed.

They were burnt up.

But then we read about a third group. This group was left untouched by the enemy. This group of people were left to carry on as husbandmen and vinedressers. These were the poor. The humble. The ones that didn’t run or hide. They were the ones that just stood their ground.

When the devil comes tempting you how do you react? Do you try to skirt by? Do you hole up and shut down? Or do you stand your ground, trusting and claiming Jesus?

Trust and claim Jesus. It’s the only way proven successful.