Escape from the snare of the devil

God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. 2 Timothy 25b-26

Every believer has escaped from the snare of the devil. The devil deceives us. He makes us think that we can do it on our own. He tells us we are in control. He tells us that there is nothing we cannot accomplish and nothing we cannot understand. We don’t need God because we are the pinnacle of the universe. He tells us all this and more. He is wrong.

When we see people who do not believe we are seeing people who have been deceived by the devil. They have put their faith in men or in gods men have devised and they will never be satisfied. They will always be looking for answers. They will search for truth and not recognize it when they find it. They think of God as a straight jacket. To them God is this mean spirited thing that wants to suck all the joy out of life and fill people with rules of what they cannot do. They are wrong.

Rather than put us in a prison, God sets us free. Free to enjoy life. Free to live life as He created us to live it. Free from the wages of sin. Free from the power of death. Free to live life eternal with Him. And what did this freedom cost us? Nothing. God’s freedom was freely given to us. He paid the price for our freedom. All we have to do is accept what has already been paid for.

The devil is the father of lies; he tells us what we want to hear. He tells us we can live life at the dessert table. God tells us desserts are fins at the end of the meal but we also need meat and vegetables. The devil tears us down and weakens us. God builds us up and strengthens us. The devil sows hate. God sows love.

It is up to each of us to choose who to follow. As for me and my house, we choose to follow God.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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