The devil comes to kill and destroy. John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
One of the most brilliant strategies Satan has managed to pull off is convincing people he doesn’t exist while he manipulates their lives. He is active. And really, this is the only plausible explanation for the horrible, depraved wickedness that mankind is capable of.
God gives everyone a choice in life called free will, the ability to say yes or no. Romans 6:16 says, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servant to obey, his servants ye are to who ye obey; whether to sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Every time we are tempted to give in to Satan and his ways, we must remember that the purpose is always to hurt us, lead us astray and steal every bit of joy that God wants for us. We must be strong in God and turn away from the lures of Satan. At first, the lures always seem initially good and rewarding in some way, but they all have the same purpose. To kill, steal and destroy. Let us follow the ways of Jesus and His sole purpose to give us true life!