February 10, 2020 Clyde Ritchey Grimes

Jesus is the truth!

Here's an excellent insight from F.B. Meyer,

"Where God’s spirit is mightily at work, Satan is not far away."
 F. B. Meyer, Through the Bible Day by Day: A Devotional Commentary, vol. 6 (Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1914–1918), 46.

I want to encourage you this day not to be discouraged or confused by Satan as you hotly pursue to follow Christ and allow him to live his life through you. The enemy is bent on harming you and deceiving you. He does not want you to experience the life that is yours in Christ Jesus. I think he takes special delight in attacking you when you are living in intimate connection with our Lord. If he thinks he can get you to believe that you are going through a difficult period because you somehow don't measure up or that following Jesus is more trouble than it's worth (or some similar lie), he will try.

Troubles are not indicative of God's displeasure. In fact, they may be proof of exactly the opposite--they may simply be attacks from Satan designed to get you to take your eyes off of Jesus and the truth.

Cling to these words from Jesus, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). Remember that the truth will dispel the lie. Jesus is the truth!