Today's Verse for 10/31/2014
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. — 1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV)
ThoughtSatan is no play or pretend thing. He and his power are real and intended to harm. But rather than spending our time worrying about him, let's resist him when we are tempted and focus on Jesus. Jesus is the One who won the big showdown at Calvary, triumphing over Satan. He took Satan's greatest tool and disarmed it. Now we can resist and Satan will flee.
PrayerThank you, Almighty God, for sending Jesus to break Satan's stranglehold over us. Through the Savior's death you have assured me that my own death won't be the end of our relationship, but the beginning of life with You. Today, however, I ask that you help me especially resist Satan's power over my life in the following ways... Through the power of the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayers for Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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