Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Accuser In Atari

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you." - James 4:7-10 ESV

This goes along with the 'In Atari' message. We said yesterday that Atari is a term used in the game of Go that describes when a piece is forced into a position where it's liberties are reduced until one choice is left before surrender.

Here we see the moves we must make to place the accuser in Atari.

Joseki is another concept in Go. A Joseki is a known pattern that a player sets up to put himself in a defensible position. A player puts pieces in specific patterns in close proximity to one another so that future attacks from an opponent can be countered easily.

Humbling ourselves, drawing near to God based on His grace and breaking ties with evil and low thinking act as a joseki that will eventually place the accuser of the brethren in atari.

Faced with only one option the Devil will flee because the fire can't keep burning without fuel. The accuser is left with no other option.

Humility is a wonderful strategy for any situation.


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