Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10-18 (All Scripture quoted is NIV)
Scripture Quote: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58)
Satan wants nothing more than to destroy your faith and lead you away from God. It is necessary that we realize that Satan is real and he is our lifelong enemy. His fallen angels are powerful opponents desiring to weaken and defeat us. We need spiritual strength to enable us to fight back when we are under Satan's attack. We have the power of the Holy Spirit working in us and the armor of God, described in detail in His Word, to keep us safe. Our faith in God must be unwavering because Satan will jump on our momentary weaknesses.
We cannot be as infants who are ill-prepared, who don't think for themselves, but follow after every popular teaching. Our wisdom is gleaned from God's Word alone - God's armor can stand against the schemes of the devil. Satan uses part truths to confuse and deceive. He wants to ruin our lives and can disguise himself quite effectively. We must know God's Word and remain firmly in the protection He provides, always prepared to repel each new attack. The day will come when Satan loses the ultimate battle and we will be free of him – We will live unhindered in great joy with our Savior for all eternity.
Today’s meditation: Be aware that the devil seeks to destroy us.
Memory Verse: For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4)