Believer, are you vigilant in your daily battle with sin? Demonic powers are studying your weaknesses and desire to exploit them to (ultimately) bring you down. And they’re patient. They’re not in a rush; they’re tacticians with temptation and destruction. They want to erode your fight for Jesus-treasuring holiness little by little, moment by moment, day by day.
This is why we must be daily gripped in our hearts by the wonder of who Jesus Christ is and what He did for us!
“The satanic powers are watching you. They’re peering into your life to see what catches your attention, what puffs up your ego. They’re evaluating what kind of Babylon you want to build for yourself, and they’ll make sure you get it. Satan is as ambitious for your goals as you are, maybe more so. He’ll give you the power you want, the glory you crave, as long as you will fall down and obtain it his way. The powers don’t care if we are respected or influential or moral or conservative, as long as we’d rather be magnified than crucified. Satan doesn’t mind if your values are right side up, so long as our crosses are upside-down.” – Russell D. Moore, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ (161)