“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” - (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Thoughts for Today
There was an elderly woman who was known for always having something good to say about others. One day, two young men thought they would trap her. Surely, she would not have anything good to say about Satan. They walked up to her and said, “Tell us: What do you think about the devil?”
The woman paused and then said, “Well, there is only one thing that I can think of—he is always on the job!”
The woman was right. There is nothing good about Satan. However, we can say that he never becomes weary of tempting believers.
This is why Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Deliver us from evil,” which really means, “Deliver us from the evil one.” Jesus did just that on the Cross. He shattered the power of sin and death. The Resurrection is evidence of His victory.
One of Satan’s greatest deceptions is convincing us that it is OK for us to have a little pride in our lives. Ironically, pride was Satan’s own downfall. It was his desire to become like God.
If asked, most of us would say that David’s greatest sin was his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba. However, the root to David’s sin goes much deeper. While other kings were off fighting in battles, David stayed at home—and the enemy made note of it. The king became lazy and self-serving—the right posture for pride to make its mark.
The enemy waited for the right opportunity, and then he tempted David by appealing to his flesh. If you have been drawn away from God through sin, stop what you are doing and turn back to the Lord. Be sure you are following Christ closely and that all you desire begins and ends with Him.
Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, thank You for delivering me from evil on the Cross. Thank You for shattering the power of sin and death. Please hold me close to You, strengthen me and guide me away from laziness and self-service. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."
Have a Blessed Tuesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team
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