Wednesday, July 1, 2015

the enemy

today's readings: 2 Kings 18:13-19:37, Acts 21:1-17, Psalm 149:1-9, Proverbs 18:8

the assyrian king sennacherib threatens israel in our readings today. he taunts them, and says that God will not rescue them. he even turns the table on them and says that God SENT him to destroy them.

the enemy comes to us in just such a way. he threatens to destroy us. he promises us riches if we surrender to him. he pretends that God sent him. he lies.

it can be hard to discern sometimes. the enemy comes as an angel of light. but God isn't expecting us to be experts on figuring out who is speaking to us. if we trust in Him, and ask Him to help us avoid the temptations that the enemy puts before us, and ask His help in resisting the one who would destroy our souls, He will.

we can trust Him.

God, please protect us from the evil one.


julie reedy said...

Amen and Amen

Lori Sue Luster said...

Amen. I want God to fine tune my ears and eyes to Him as the distractions increase!