The Truth in Scripture
The enemy’s power reveals his goal for us as we try to keep our eyes on Jesus. Peter explained this vividly to the Church in 1 Peter 5:8: “Your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
If we know who the enemy is, the reasons why he is our enemy, and how he intends to defeat us, why are so many of us still choosing to believe his distorted version of reality? Why would we accept his lies about stress, anxiety, despair, and all the other struggles we have, making us think they can’t be overcome?
Doesn’t it seem far better for us to believe the truth found in Scripture? The truth that tells us the enemy has no true leg to stand on, that he’s already been defeated, that our struggles have already been resolved—that we possess the tools to be Overcomers?
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