|May sound like an odd thing to say, Satan isn’t stupid, but as a Christian, in today’s world, we need to be reminded of this. I need to remember this. As a mother, a wife, a friend, a woman of Christ, I need to be prepared for the temptations of the world, day in & day out. This is a day to day struggle as we stand firm in our faith. It’s important to remind myself of this as I see his (satan’s) work in the lives of those I love and those around me. He is trying hard to destroy those whose hope is in Christ. Satan knows exactly what your weakness is. He knows exactly how hard he needs to push before you are willing to give in.
He is a liar.
The Bible calls him the father of lies. John 8:44 says “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
He will tell you what you want to hear.
He will make the lies seem ok.
He will make the sin seem not so bad.
The old saying could apply to him, “give him an inch & he’ll take a mile”. Give in to his ways, little sins that don’t seem “that bad” and he will continue to creep further and further into your life.
Whether it is the sin of adultery, lust, greed, or gossip. Satan knows how to twist the truth enough. Just the slightest bit, to make it seem like the truth. To make it seem like it won’t hurt anyone, that it’s for the best.
We need to remember this!! We need to be ready!!
The Bible tells us in 1 Peter 5:8: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…”
But remember, God also tells us what we can do to fight against the devil. James 4:7: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
I’m not saying that I have learned this lesson and I’m done. I’m saying that this is something that remains on my mind as I see families, (especially Christian families) around me crumble. I feel that Satan has “gained control” of most things in today’s world…the media…music…TV…movies….what is left?
Where can he cause the most damage?
In our homes. In our families. In our children’s lives. In our marriages.
Stand firm! Be vigilant! Resist the devil!