May 3, 2007
He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
From the beginning of time we find Satan actively at work doing what he does best…deceiving and destroy. Make no mistake, Satan is real and he’s out to destroy you and your faith. In fact, Satan is the ultimate terrorist…the terrorist of your soul!
I find it fascinating that many people blame God when tragedies occur. They say, “Why would God allow this to happen to us,” or “Where was God when this happened? Doesn’t He care?” But these questions omit the fact that Satan and his evil work are real. And that he is still active today deceiving and destroying.
Evil is real, and Satan is the author of every bit of it. That’s why he shows up when he sees an opportunity to trip you up. Have you ever noticed that many temptations seem to just come out of nowhere? Everything is going well, and suddenly you’re faced with an incredibly tough temptation to sin.
That’s because Satan is an opportunist. He knows your strengths and weaknesses, and knows exactly where to hit you…and the kind of evil suggestions that will tempt you most.
So be careful not to blame God for your struggles, because they come from our adversary, the devil. Instead of blaming God for the temptation, you need to turn to Him for the strength to resist the devil.
Our world wants to blame God for evil—but we know who is really to blame. Your calling as a believer is to stand in Christ’s strength against the devil’s temptations and not allow him the victory in your life today.
SATAN KNOWS YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES. DO YOU?