If you love comic book movies like I do then this has been a really good week.
In the last few days we have had a trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War release. Both videos have been viewed millions of times. Both movies feature one superhero facing another superhero. All of the heroes think that they are doing to right thing and are willing to fight each other to prove that they are right.
All great stories have an antagonist. The bad guys in most movies are normally easy to spot. Bad guys in movies wear black. They want to rule/destroy the world. These two movies mark one of the first time where the villain isn't easily identified. I have read the Civil War comic and I still don't know which hero was right.
As a Christian you know who we verse. John 10: 10 says "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." Our enemy, the thief, is the devil. He is the easy to identify villain. We know about him, but there is another enemy that we face that isn't as easy to identify, our self.
We are often our own greatest antagonist. We read in James 1:14 "The temptation to give in to evil comes from us and only us. We have no one to blame but the leering, seducing flare-up of our own lust."
So often what we face is from us and our own desires. The enemy we are versing is our self. We have to learn that when we face our self that we need to turn to God to help us through the temptation.