1 Peter 5:8. “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (NASB)
Why did God do this to me? How come God isn’t taking care of this? Why doesn’t God step in and take it all away… I am amazed when we as people have difficulties in life and immediately blame God. What about the devil? We never seem to blame him for anything. Think about it… When we fall into temptation our first thought is usually, “Why did God do this to me?” What about, “Why did the devil do this?” If we ask that question, we will come up with the answer - to keep us off track from where God wants us to be. So often, we never realize that the devil is there at every moment in our life to tempt us to fall away from the truth. The truth is God loves us and Satan doesn’t! He wants us never to grasp that thought. Think of the times in our life when we have lost sight of God and His commands and promises. Do the attacks seem to stop… sure Satan doesn’t have to try so hard to keep us away. We’ve done his dirty work all by ourselves. I pray that we come to realize just how Satan works, and we stand firm upon Christ.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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