From Pastor Gary…
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostle of Chris. And no wonder, even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:13-14)
This week as we meditate on the light of Christ, Scripture reminds us that Satan is still on the prowl. He has a bag of tricks that includes the likes of fear, temptation, and deceit. He disguises his intention to lead us away from the truth. Satan would like nothing more than to lead us astray by making wickedness look good and appealing. “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Praise God because He provides His Word and Sacrament to strengthen our faith, and the Holy Spirit by whom we resist the enemy. The deceitful schemes and the temptations of Satan are powerful influences but are far from power of God and his Holy Word.
Gracious God, thank You for giving us your Word, and sending Your Spirit to dwell within us, that we may resist the devil and the temptations of the world. Amen.
Verse of the day:
He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)