2 Peter 5:6-10
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Men of One Accord has posted an unfinished story. He ends the article by asking where we think Satan was found?
I thought of Paul Harvey, and his rendition of ‘If I were Satan’.
Seek His Face in the Clouds shared this YouTube video in 2013. As Paul Harvey speaks, the pictures do justice to the story he is painting.
Satan is everywhere on this earth. Job 1:7 is about Satan’s conversation with God: The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
Be aware of your enemy. He is out there, and we are told to resist Him, and stand firm in the Lord, and in His mighty power.After you have suffered, like the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Lord, He will restore you, and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.
We are no match for Satan without the help of God. His tactics are lies, half-truths, and persuasion. You cannot reason with him. Rebuke him, flee from him, and ask God for the armor you need in order to extinguish his fiery darts.
Dear God, we have a real enemy, and without Your mighty power, we are hopeless against the devil’s schemes. I pray for the full armor: faith, salvation, righteousness, truth, and Your Holy Word implanted in my heart. I pray for Your protection and help, and that You would keep me from being deceived. In the powerful name of Jesus, I pray, amen.