Friday, July 29, 2005

Satan, Know Your Role!

Sometimes we feel like the temptations that we go through are too much to handle. We feel that Satan’s grip on us is just too powerful to overcome. Satan tries as hard as he can to cause us to stumble, but his power is incomparable to Christ’s.

After God had found out that Adam and Eve had eaten from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, He asked them why they did it. When He found that it was the serpent’s (Satan’s) lies and influence that caused them to stumble, He laid down the law. Genesis 3:14-15 says:

Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live. And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.

Basically, in these two verses we see God telling Satan “know your role”. In the second part of verse fifteen, God shows the extent of Satan’s power. The phrase “you will strike his heel” refers to the many times that Satan will try to defeat Christ during His life on Earth. “He will strike your head” foreshadows Satan’s defeat when Christ rose from the dead.

A strike on the heel is not deadly, but a blow to the head is. This verse let’s us know that Satan’s power does not even compare to God’s. When you feel that the trials that you are going through are too much to handle, remember the awesome power that God has. He will not allow anything to happen to those who love Him. When you find yourself in a spiritual ruts, call upon God to help you through. By calling upon Him and realizing all the power He wields, you are reminding Satan about his limited amount of power. Stick it to him and tell him to know his role.

1 comment:

Arlan Daniels, SpG said...

true...so true! Why do we fear? We know the end of the book - We Win! The only way to lose is to never know you were born again to win. Satan knows his role...I'm surprised at how few believers know theirs.