I was listening to a sermon on the radio a few weeks ago and something the pastor said struck me. I had never really connected the dots. He said and I’m probably paraphrasing but here goes:
“Satan started at the beginning.”
He went on to explain that Satan didn’t waste any time trying to trick, degrade, fool, lie and attempt to bring down humankind. He went after Adam and Eve in the garden immediately.
We are introduced to him in Genesis Chapter 3. We get 3 chapters into the Bible, and we meet the serpent. We are introduced to his cunning and deceitful ways.
Knowing this, it should not be a surprise to us to know that he is still trying to deceive humankind with his cunning ways, deceit, and lies to humanity. He is trying his best to get people to turn away from God. Some have fallen to his way, and we must pray for them to see the light, to see Jesus Christ as the king and the answer.
Be careful how you operate, and be sure to stay close to God. In 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Don’t allow him to get a foot hold in your life.
Father I pray for each of my friends on this email connection today. If they are starting down a slippery slope, Lord I pray they turn to you now. Help them to know it’s not too late. If they are feeling like the enemy is coming after them, Lord, we seek Jesus in those scenarios and ask for protection. Help each one of us to seek your face in everything we do. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
In His Service