A Different Perspective - February 22

A Better Time

by Berni Dymet

Luke 4:13 When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

CS Lewis once said this about the devil:

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and yet to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.

Someone once expressed surprise when I mentioned that I believed in the existence of the devil - Satan. They said, "How can you believe in those old wives tales?" And my answer was simple - because Jesus believed in the existence of this devil.

That same devil who tempted Him in the wilderness after 40 days and nights of starvation. That same devil who left Jesus after failing to succeed in tempting Him. That very same devil who departed from Jesus with the clear intention of returning "at a more opportune time."

That same devil is real today. He's there and he's looking for someone to devour.

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