“ … everyone knows that you are obedient to the Lord. This makes me very happy. I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” Romans 16:19-20 NLT
How can we be obedient to the Lord without knowing His word? We can’t. The Bible lays out God’s plan for salvation amid the rich history of Israel as chronicled in the Old Testament. We watch it come to fruition in the New Testament with the birth, life and death of God’s Son. It is the Christian that is attuned to scripture and seeks to please the Lord that will make right, godly decisions. Superficial Christians who say all the right things on Sunday, yet live like the devil the rest of the week have no idea would have no idea how to live right according to God’s word. Therefore those who have divisive intentions will not likely fool those who spend time searching the deep recesses of scripture.
Satan is a defeated foe and that makes him very dangerous. He needs to do all he can now for he knows his time is short. Once time is no more the devil knows the One who created him as Lucifer will crush him.* His power, while limited, is stronger than ours, so he can be a danger to us. We mustn’t let our faith give way to our senses, for the physical can lead us astray, while the spiritual can lead us to heaven. God has control over our soul’s enemy. We have nothing to fear. Stay focus on the Lord and all will turn out of it should according to the will of God.
Do what is right in the sight of God and steer clear of all wrongdoing and you will feel the grace of God upon you. Obey and do right so that you will be in right standing before your Maker on the final day. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible – New Living Translation – Tyndale Publishing.
Luke 10:18 "Yes," he told them, "I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!”
Also read Isaiah 14:12-17.