I received my first Chess set at the tender age of 7. I took pride in my ability to play chess, poring over books with titles like *Classic King Pawn Openings.* I can honestly say that my love for Chess brings me profound and immense joy….
Chess is a game of strategy. It is where you outwit, outmanoeuvre and outlast your opponent. I believe if you can learn to conquer the chessboard, you can use your strategic skills to conquer the world (in my case the courtroom) To be a winner, you must be a master of strategy, tactically moving each piece without losing sight of the master piece.
:idea:But…Did you know? that in the game of chess, Bishops and Knights are evenly matched, wielding the same amount of power.
However, knights possess two strategic advantages…
Firstly, they are the only pieces that are not stopped by opponents in their path because of their ability to hop over obstacles.
Secondly, when knights maintain their position in the middle of the board, they limit the movement of other pieces that are at a higher risk of being captured.
Because of this middle ground advantage chess players are warned against positioning knights on the edge (rim) or in the corners of the chessboard.
You might say “A knight on the rim is dim” or “A knight in the corner is a mourner.”
But don’t take it personally…
Perhaps there is a spiritual picture for us here. God grants us freedom to rebel against His original design, but even as we do so we end up serving His eventual goal of restoration. This transformed the way I view good and bad things.
Victory is assured, no matter how the board of life may look at any given time. According to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. ( 2 Peter 3:13)
Until next time♜