Although demons may seem somewhat mysterious to us, several passages throughout scripture provide us with a glimpse into their existence. We learned yesterday that they are Satan’s followers. Jude tells us that they are angels who didn’t stay within the limits God set, nor did they stay where they belonged. As punishment for their sin, God threw them into hell, where they are awaiting judgement. (2 Peter) Demons did terrible things to people, such as the account in Mark of the possessed boy being prevented from speaking and thrown into violent convulsions. Jesus warns that after an evil spirit leaves a person, if it returns to find its former “home” empty, it will move back in, along with several other spirits more evil than itself.
1. What does the world tell us about demons that doesn’t line up with the truth we find in scripture?
2. Why does the person, whom Jesus describes in the Matthew passage, end up worse off than before?
Challenge: Make sure Jesus is the one “at home” in your life. Make a conscience effort this week to choose “furnishings” He would enjoy, not what demons would find inviting.