Thursday, May 9, 2019

Divide and Conquer

Yesterday I read in Proverbs 30:27, “While locusts live without a ruler, they all know how to move in formation.” Some translations render that last word, “ranks.”

On it's face, today's anti-individual culture in the Church could use this as another example of “the value of ‘small groups.’” In looking up the original Hebrew word, however, the meaning seems to be the exact opposite. Ranks are formed by separating off sections of a larger group. Why your whole army get defeated at once when you can divide and conquer?

Today, I had an opportunity to see this in action. Why have two people manage one big group, when it's easier and more effective for each leader to manage a smaller group?

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