A couple things jumped out at me in this chapter, mainly, I think, because I just taught a lesson on the war in heaven on Sunday.
It’s interesting to me that both those who fought on the Lord’s side, and those who “refrained from active opposition” accomplished the purpose of their first estate. It was only those who actively worked against Heavenly Father who were ultimately cast out. The Lord gives us so much leeway- every opportunity to be on His side. I think he understands those who doubt, or who hesitate. It’s just when we come out in open rebellion that we’ve taken a step away. In class we talked about that- about how the war in heaven wasn’t about convincing God- Satan wasn’t going to do that- but it was all about giving each and every person a fair chance to choose which way they were going to go.
This chapter also gave words to a concept I was coming to in class, which was that Satan’s plan only provided salvation, not exaltation.
What stood out to you?
On a different note, what do you do with the footnotes? Do you read them as they come up in the chapter, or at the end? I never notice them while I’m reading, so I just read them at the end.