The Work of a Defeated Being (Hebrews 2:14-15; 1 John 3:8)

Have you ever watched a football game where one team is way ahead of the other as the final seconds tick down on the clock? With no hope of victory, the squad being trounced on the scoreboard results to cheap shots, baiting the winning players into a brawl in an attempt to somehow take them […]

Why does God ask you to walk through a door that He decides to shut?

Recently, a friend asked me this question, after sensing God’s clear prompting to become a candidate in his company’s search process for their new CEO, only to make it to the final four and not be selected. The search committee even communicated that he was a leading candidate for the next time the CEO position […]

Satan is a Destroyer (1 Peter 5:8; John 10:10)

Are you experiencing destruction from falling prey to Satan’s temptation? Did you succumb to his enticement, only to discover his bait concealed the hook of dissatisfied desires that trapped you in sin, and now you stand accused before God and others? Satan is a destroyer: “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around […]

Satan is an Accuser (Revelation 12:10)

Have you ever noticed how an accuser typically practices the act which he accuses another of doing? Satan is the origin of the evil that he accuses humanity of committing. Satan is an accuser: “Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say, ‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of […]

Satan is a Deceiver (2 Corinthians 11:14)

Have you ever been deceived by Satan? Did you take his bait, only to discover you had been duped? Perhaps it was a lustful act, an angry tirade, a substance abuse, or a foolish risk that left you feeling dissatisfied. Satan is a deceiver: “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of […]

Satan is a Tempter (Matthew 4:3-11)

Have you been tempted this week? Satan is a tempter. Too often, we see temptation as a sin. Temptation is not from God, and being tempted is not a sin (see James 1:13-14). Jesus was tempted in every way that we are, and yet He did not sin (see Hebrews 4:15). King David warned his […]