Topic: Our Defeated Foe
Read the previous devotional here Billy Graham Today 30 September 2021 – Our Greatest Need
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword . . .
How do we overcome the devil in everyday life? First, we need to recognize that the devil is a defeated foe. The Son of God came to undo the work of the devil. The crucifixion of Christ, which looked like a mighty victory for Satan, turned out to be a great triumph for God, because it was on the cross that Jesus took your sins and my sins. God laid our sins on Christ, so that when our Lord bowed His head and said, “It is finished,” He was referring to the plan of redemption and salvation. Then . . . we are to resist the devil. If we resist him, Scripture says, he will flee from us. Jesus overcame the devil not by argument but simply by quoting Scripture. That is why it is so important to learn and memorize Scripture passages.
Prayer for the day
Thank You, heavenly Father, for the protection of Your Word as I face everyday temptations.
Billy Graham Today 1 October 2021 Message was written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same. God bless you.