How to Sabotage the Devil’s Strategy
Just as surely as there is a God who loves you and has a plan for your life, there is a devil who hates you and wants to destroy your life.
Adam and Eve failed to use the weapon God has given us during times of temptation: the Word of God (also called “the sword of the Spirit”). Jesus, during His time of temptation in the wilderness, chose to use this weapon to show us its power. While He could have used His divine authority and power to ward off His enemy, He responded to Satan’s distortions of Scripture with accurate recitations of God’s Word.
Like Jesus, we need to “rightly divide the word of truth” when Satan comes to us with his lies and accusations (2 Timothy 2:15).
How can you avoid his traps and temptations? Second Timothy 2:22 gives us the key: “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
Flee temptation and don’t leave a forwarding address!