The Devil’s Playground

We might not think of our minds as a playground, but the Devil likes to play with our minds. As a matter of fact, he likes to manipulate and control our thinking. Why is this strategy important to him? The simple answer is that our thoughts determine how we live our lives. In Proverbs 23:7, the inspired author points out this truth: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Because of “the fall,” our minds are easily taken over. This is why our minds have to be renewed. The only means of renewing our minds is to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and then learn to put our thoughts and emotions through the filter of God’s Word. Only the Spirit of God, using Scripture, can show us clearly the source of our thoughts and emotions. Only by implementing God’s principles and commands can we escape being victims of Satan’s strategies. Richard W. Adam’s hymn, “The Bible Is a Brilliant Lamp,” speaks of Scripture’s role: “The Bible is a brilliant lamp, given to light up our way, to show our feet the way to tread, to turn darkness into day. To teach to us the Father’s love, and the Evil One’s cruel hate, to show the path round many snares, the way to the pearly gate. Given to all who truly seek, for wisdom, meaning and love, instruction in life’s mysteries, the way to Heaven above. And once you grasp the lamp, do not hoard that brilliant, precious light, but share with all, the radiant beam, and watch it conquer the night!” Selah! It’s our responsibility to be under the discipline of God’s Holy Word; failure to submit will bring serious consequences. Letting the Bible be “a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path” brings wonderful blessings!   Ron

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One thought on “The Devil’s Playground

  1. Oh so true. Less than a year ago I preached a sermon entitled “Who Is That Speaking” with an emphasis on recognizing the enemy’s voice, since he disguises himself and tries to inject thoughts into our minds as if they were our thoughts.

    Thanks for this piece.

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