Monday’s Moment

The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked (Psalm 129:4).
God is all-knowing, all-powerful and ever-present; Satan is not. Satan is powerful, but he is not omnipotent; Satan is smart, but he is not omniscient and Satan has been in existence along time, but he is not eternal. God is eternal and God is more powerful than Satan.

Satan uses many means and many minions to attack God and the people of God, but God and His people will ultimately be victorious over Satan.Jesus was victorious in this life, because he lived without sin; Jesus was victorious in death, because the Father brought Him forth from the grave. In His life, in His death, in His resurrection: Jesus set the perfect example for mankind through which He gave assurance and hope.

Jesus was tempted and Jesus was tried, as all men are tempted and tried. Through God and His word, Jesus overcame Satan; through God and His word, all men can overcome Satan. God and His word is not only an option to overcome Satan, it is the only option.

Paul reminded the first century Christians and all Christians that the victorious life can be enjoyed in Christ alone. The darts and snares of Satan may be dressed in different attire each century, but they will always only be: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. These “cords” of Satan, are tools used by Satan to destroy the children of God, but God is the one who is able to release us from these cords.

Let us allow the righteous Lord, to cut asunder the cords of the wicked.