April 2, 2023

Resisting the devil and his lies

Passage: Deuteronomy 18:9-14; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:26-27; 6:10-20
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Theme: Jesus Christ has triumphed over Satan; be strong in the Lord and the strength of his might

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse...with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins. - Isaiah 11:1, 4-5

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." - Isaiah 52:7

Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The LORD saw it and it displeased him that there was not justice...He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak. - Isaiah 59:15, 17

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. - 1 John 4:4

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. - 2 Corinthians 11:14-15