Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Don't Give Satan Credit
I find it disturbing when Christians give Satan credit he doesn't deserve. If all believers blame Satan, it makes him omnipresence. I think it amuses the devil when we give him all the credit for all the problems even if the problem is clearly our own fault. It is true that Satan is the archenemy of believers. He is the tempter, the father of lies and like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Yet, let us also remember that temptation also comes from the inside. You won't be tempted if there's nothing inside of you saying "I want that thing".
When believers are in trouble or in a mess, they say, "The devil made me do it"! or "Satan made you do that." "Satan is destroying the the unity of the believers".
Some start to wage war with Satan when the war is within themselves. Parents blame Satan for wayward children when perhaps it simply the result of their own way of discipline.
It is important that we should stop passing the blame on the devil for all the messes we've been, and start looking within ourselves, taking the responsibility, and taking the necessary action.
The reality of spiritual warfare is undeniable but so is the existence of the self within. The ego and the pride doesn't come from the devil himself, but originated from within.