“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written…..” Matthew 4:6.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Samuel 19, 1 Chronicles 7, Psalm 59, and Matthew 4.
We cannot imagine the Devil as a big, red dummy. He is anything but that.
There is Scripture that describes him as a “roaring lion.” That’s not the Devil I’m aware of. The one I know is a whisperer.
The Devil knows my weaknesses. Some things I can easily be whispered into, not so in some other things.
I stumbled into a movie that was godless and evil. After a few minutes I got away from it. What did I then “hear?” ‘You need to watch it some more to see if it is as bad as you thought. You can always leave it if you need to.’ That stuff isn’t coming from God! It’s the whisperer talking me into something I should resist from the get-go.
Imagine the Devil quoting Scripture to Jesus! Jesus would have none of it. O to have His Power in my own life so that I could do the same.
My life must be opened to God. Why? Because if it isn’t open to Him than I am making myself susceptible to the Devil’s whispers.
I cannot rely on myself to handle the Devil. I need God every second to do it.
“Lord, forgive me for yielding to the enemy. Forgive me for loosening my grip on You. I need You every second. Take me over, I beg.”
How does the Devil influence you??