Unspeakable Joy Devotional

18-November

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Satan is Real. How do I know Satan is real? One reason is because Jesus engaged in battle with him. At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry Satan did everything he could to turn Jesus away from the work God had given him. Satan knew that Jesus was the diving son of God, sent into the world to deliver us from sin and death and hell-in other words, to deliver us from Satan’s power.

But Jesus refused every temptation from Satan. When Jesus did that, He wasn’t fighting a fictional idea; Jesus’ conflict with Satan was real. Matthew 4:1-11

But I also know Satan is real by looking at the world around me, and even within my own heart. How else can we explain terrorism, or racism, or injustice, or a hundred other example of evil and destruction and brokenness? Satan, the Bible tells us, “was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is not truth in him” John 8:44.

Don’t be deceived, and don’t be misled by Satan’s false promises. Instead, face your need for God’s forgiveness and help, and turn to Jesus Christ for the new life and hope you need. He alone is “the way and the truth and the life” John 14:6. (B Graham)

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