Some days we’re reminded that spiritual giants still walk among us. This is one such story…
It’s Friday. And frankly I am looking forward to the weekend. A little bit of relaxation and rest. I’m not alone in that. We work hard during the week, and look forward to having a few days to ourselves.
It’s nice to look forward to resting.
The thing is…Satan doesn’t rest. (I know really encouraging topic to end the week on!) When we beat him, he’s just biding his time until he can come at us again. After Jesus faced his temptations in the desert, Luke says, “When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.” (Luke 4:13) If he goes after Jesus like that, why would we be treated any better? For a Christian there is no true “off season” from temptation. We don’t get a weekend to relax and not worry about straying from God, because Stan is always out there waiting.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is God is in our corner. And he doesn’t rest either.