The days are evil because the sin of humanity — our sin — allowed the temporary rule of the
in this world.
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy
prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
The problem is that many followers of Jesus are living our lives as if Satan is not real, living as if we have
We must be a people aware of the
of the devil.
The enemy twists truths,
us into believing that certain things that God created for our good will give us what God alone will give us. (2 Cor. 2:11; Jn. 8:44)
What the enemy does is to take this God-given desire to succeed and twists it, saying success is equivalent to
, to accomplishing more and more.
And that is where we invest our
. When we see success this way, then getting things done and getting them done right becomes more important than almost anything or anyone else.
Success is knowing and doing
Jesus said, “My food is to do the
of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” John 4:34
Am I striving to know His will through the Word, through His still, small voice leading me, and am I
to do what He desires?
To study more about God’s will: beltway.org/sermon/good-pleasing-and-perfect. This is an entire sermon series on Knowing God’s will.
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