‘…I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared.’ Genesis 32:30 NLT
The Bible says Satan works ‘day and night’ building a case against you (Revelation 12:10). But with God’s Word ‘…in your mouth and…heart…’ (Romans 10:8 NCV) you can overcome him. When Satan says give up, God says stay the course (Matthew 5:11-12). When Satan tells you to look out for number one, God says put the other guy first (Philippians 2:3-4). When Satan says it’s ok to hold grudges, God says forgive as often as it takes (Matthew 6:14-15). When Satan says get even, God says be a peacemaker (Romans 12:18-19). When Satan tells you to take all the credit, God says glorify Jesus (John 17:5). When Satan says clean up the outside and people won’t notice the inside, God says He looks at your heart (1 Samuel 16:7). When Satan says you’re ugly, God says you’re ‘…wonderfully made…’ (Psalm 139:14 NKJV). When Satan says you’re alone and nobody understands you, God says He’ll never leave you and that He has plans for your life (Deuteronomy 31:6 and Jeremiah 29:11). David said, ‘I know You are pleased with me…You have not let my enemies triumph over me. You have preserved my life…’ (Psalm 41:11-12 NLT) The devil will play any card, and if that first one doesn’t work he’ll try the childhood memories trick, or he’ll dredge up your past sins and remind you of all the broken promises and dreams. Jacob said, ‘I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared.’ Bottom line: God has a plan for your life; otherwise you wouldn’t be here!
SoulFood: Gen 24:1-25:18, John 19:31-42, Ps 105:23-36, Pr 30:15-19
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012