Today's Verse: 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
— 2 Thessalonians 3:3
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

The Bible repeatedly reminds us that we are in a spiritual war with strong and malicious forces that are spiritually and morally evil (Ephesians 6:10-12). We should steer clear of any appearance of evil. We shouldn't involve ourselves in anything related to Satan and his work. We also need to remember that our Lord is greater than Satan and all of his evil angels. He is faithful. He will not abandon us to our enemy. God will strengthen us and protect us from attack if we draw near to him and let him use his power for us (James 4:7-10). We must seize the promise John reminded believers in the first century:
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4).

My Prayer...

Almighty God, thank you for giving me victory over Satan through the sacrifice of your Son, his cross, and his resurrection from the dead. He promised to return and take me home to you. Please strengthen and empower me to overcome temptation and resist the deceptive enticements of the Evil One. O Lord, it is only you that I want to worship, serve, and obey. To you belongs all glory forever and ever, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

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