Defending a Lion – Has anyone ever heard of defending a lion. You don’t! You let it out of it’s cage. (Turn it loose and it will defend itself.)
Charles Spurgeon has quoted several times about letting the lion out of it’s cage. Check out what Spurgeon says in the sermon titled “The Lover of God’s Law Filled with Peace,” preached on January 2, 1888:
The Word of God can take care of itself, and will do so if we preach it, and cease defending it. See you that lion. They have caged him for his preservation; shut him up behind iron bars to secure him from his foes! See how a band of armed men have gathered together to protect the lion. What a clatter they make with their swords and spears! These mighty men are intent upon defending a lion. O fools, and slow of heart! Open that door! Let the lord of the forest come forth free. Who will dare to encounter him? What does he want with your guardian care? Let the pure gospel go forth in all its lion-like majesty, and it will soon clear its own way and ease itself of its adversaries.Charles Spurgeon,
The lion is called the King of the Jungle. He is mighty and strong. Ever watch the movie, Lion King? Many animals fear the lion.
We need not to defend the lion, it will take care of its own and defend itself. But we must let it loose and out of the cage. That is self-sustaining. Again, here lion is used to represent the Word of God.
After all we know that God has won the battle! He has victory over sin an death.