Monday, November 17, 2014

The "Defeated Adversary" Cannot Overpower Us

From today's Our Daily Bread:
The good news is that Satan is a defeated adversary. While he is a powerful foe, those who are protected by salvation, prayer, and the Word of God need not be paralyzed in fear at this roaring lion. We are “kept by the power of God” (1 Peter 1:5). James 4:7 assures us: “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
These words put me in mind of words in one of my favorite hyms:
"...Though hordes of devils fill the land
All threatening to devour us,
We tremble not, unmoved we stand
They cannot overpower us."
(Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress is Our God

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