Tuesday’s Time

Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me (Psalm 59:1).
Do you have enemies? The answer is, Yes. Some suggest that this Psalm was written when David was being pursued by Saul. Saul, king of Israel, desired to take the life of David, therefore David had to flee for his life. There were others who sought the life of David and this number included his son, Absalom. I pray that we never have anyone seeking our lives, especially one of our children. But, we each, have a common enemy with David and that enemy is Satan.
The word translated “devil” is defined as: a traducer; false accuser, slanderer and the word translated “Satan” is defined as:an opponent; the arch-enemy of good; adversary.
Peter wrote: our adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (I Peter 5:8). The word translated “devour” is defined as: to drink down, i.e. gulp entire: devour, drown, swallow (up). Satan does not desire just to cause us harm, Satan desires to totally and completely destroy us and that is exactly what sin does in our lives.
Pray that we see Satan as God depicts Satan. The world presents the idea that Satan does not exist or if he does exist, he is just something about which to make a joke (he is a cartoon character). No one is afraid of a cartoon character; no one fears a joke. Some may suffer from slight anxiety, but there is no true harm from a non-existent entity. Sadly, these are the attitudes of most of the world and with these concepts, Satan wins.
God is the only one who can defeat Satan and God is the only one who makes it possible for us to defeat Satan. God arms His children with all that is needed to overcome Satan, but we must utilize the weaponry of God. Let us fully arm ourselves and let us have the victory in Christ Jesus our Lord.