Our enemy, Satan, does not fight fair. He is a defeated foe, but continues on with his shenanigans as if he is unaware. Life on earth is continually plagued with battles of temptation (schemes v.11) that Satan puts in our path. This word carries the idea of cleverness, crafty methods, cunning, and deception. Satan’s schemes are further propagated through an evil world system over which he rules. Although we are assured victory through Jesus Christ, we still must engage in the struggle until Jesus returns. We need supernatural power to defeat Satan. We will discuss that more tomorrow.
1. How have you experienced Satan’s “schemes” in your day to day life?
2. How do you best battle those times of temptation? What has worked? What has not?
Challenge: Continue to pray fervently for the Holy Spirit to enable you to withstand the devil’s schemes and tricks. Read your Bible and gain strength to live out your faith in Jesus every day.
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