Happy Monday! This morning I had a protein smoothie (I’m on some sort of smoothie kick) and I used a frozen banana, ice, chocolate protein powder, vanilla bean @elliquark, and a splash of coffee. I thought I’d show a book I’ve been reading recently by @lysaterkeurst – it’s so good! But instead of leaving you with a quote from it this morning, I’m going to quote a recent sermon from our church that I’ve been struggling with and correlates well with this book.
“Satan will lie to you. In John chapter 8, Jesus calls Satan the father of lies. Why? Because that’s what he does best. He’ll lie to you. And some of y’all are like, ‘Well, how do I know when Satan is lying to me?’ Well, let me give you a good indication if Satan is lying to you. You know what’s interesting is this, just so you know, here’s how you can typically identify the lies of the devil. They almost always sound like accusations. In Revelation chapter 12 verse 10, he calls Satan the accuser. Lies of Satan almost always sound like accusations. See, Satan’s lies very often sound like… ‘You’re so stupid. You don’t really love God the way you should. You don’t even know the Bible. You don’t even know it. You better not speak up in your missional community group. All these people are going to think you’re dumb. You better not say a word. These people in this church don’t love you… They don’t love you. What is there to love?’ And on… And on… And on… The accusations never stop. Here’s how this works, the devil loves to accuse us of things that GOD HAS ALREADY FORGIVEN.” And this goes in multiple ways. The devil lies to you and to me. He tells us we aren’t pretty enough, smart enough, popular enough. And to loosely quote my pastor again – here’s the bad news: he devil will continue to fight and attack you for the rest of your life. The good news: Satan will not ultimately win. The war is not over, but the decisive battle has already been WON.
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