Are You Unaware?

In order that Satan might not outwit us.
For we are not unaware of his schemes
. 2 Corinthians 2:11


This is an important little verse, and one, quite frankly, to which we need to pay closer attention.

Paul challenged the believers in Corinth to not be outwitted by Satan. He called them to be alert and focused and “not unaware” of his schemes.

That’s an urgent message for many of us today, as we often forget the fact that we have a foe is indeed trying to outwit and harm us.

What are his schemes?

He tempts. Satan is behind all those well-timed invitations for you to step off into darkness and sin.

He lies. There is no truth in Satan. He only knows lies. And he lies to us all the time.

He kills. Satan loves death. It’s his best weapon. And his love for physical death is only topped by his desire to kill our spirits in Hell.

He steals. He tries to take our life and peace.

He destroys. He is opposed to the work of God in you. He wants to destroy you, your family and the life that God has for you.

He oppresses. Satan tries to wear us down by applying vague and relentless pressure on us.

But we know these things, and we’re not going to fall prey to Satan’s stupid tricks.

Jesus’ blood and Jesus’ name give us immediate victory over the devil. You don’t have to put up with his abuse. Be smarter than he is. Be full of God’s Word and filled with Jesus’ Spirit.

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4


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