Make Satan Run Away
There are as many ways to fight temptation as there are
people in the world. All of us have been and will be
faced with the opportunity to serve Satan and the world
rather than serve God. If you watch television even a
little bit you will see how the world presents sin in a
positive light. Even on the radio the forces of evil
sing out with the ways of self indulgence.
Make no mistake about it, there are only two choices we can
make; serve God or serve Satan. Many years ago, the man
Joshua after leading the children of Israel into the
Promised Land said to them “…choose for yourselves thisday whom you will serve, whether the gods which yourfathers served that were on the other side of theRiver, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land youdwell
” (Joshua 24:15).
Joshua chose to serve the Lord. It is of course the only right
choice to make. Joshua knew as we all should know that
fighting Satan’s temptations is not as hard as
we seem to make
it. Satan is not as strong as we give him credit for. In fact, he
is actually a coward.
James tells us that when we “Resist the devil
” he “will flee from
” us (4:7). We either submit to God or submit to the
devil, it cannot be both. And we know what will be the
result of each choice since the Lord provides for it in His word.
In Christ, Steve Preston
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