Thursday’s Thought

Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man (Psalm 140:1).
Satan is the adversary to God and to all who obey God; Satan is the enemy of God and of all who obey God; Satan is the slanderer against God and against all who obey God; Satan is the opponent of God and he stands in opposition to all who stand with God. John describes Satan as: the great dragon; that old serpent; the devil, which deceiveth the whole world (Rev. 12:9).

God does not work through the miraculous, that day and that purpose has come and gone (I Cor. 13:10). Satan does not work in the world and in our lives through miraculous means, but he does use a number of avenues through which he deceives the world (Zech. 13:2). 

There are three main avenues through which Satan works: the lust of the flesh; the lust of the eyes and the pride of life (I John 2:15-17). When Satan was first introduced into man’s life, in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3), he used the same avenues as he uses today. Obedience to the word of God, would have kept Adam and Eve from sin; obedience to the word of God today, will keep man  from sin.

Satan attacks the flesh, the desires of the flesh; Satan attacks the eyes, the desires of the eyes and Satan attack man’s pride. Thus, the man of God, prays to God for wisdom and strength to overcome the wiles of the devil. Satan is always the problem and God is always the answer.

Let us be wise enough to go the the Deliverer for deliverance.