Bible Reading: 1 John 4.
Insight: “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1Jh 4:4)
Insight one: Who are the greatest enemies of Christians’ spiritual warfare? They are “the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph 6:12). But Christians do not have to fear, because we belong to God. We are from God and have not only overcome them, but the Holy Spirit who lives in us has become our help and strength in time of need. In this world, we seem to have nothing and we may be nothing, but our God who is greater than the one in the world lives in us. With His presence, we are more than conquerors in all these things.
Insight two: What is the main purpose of the devil’s aggressive attacking, confusing, splitting, blocking, and persecuting Christians? It is to make us to doubt God, to stay away from God, and to follow it to resist God and to destroy God’s church. While facing the devious, sinister, hypocritical devil, we must “put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” (Eph 6:13)
Prayer: God heavenly Father, thank You for your calling and make us Your victorious people. In the middle of thiscrooked and perverse generation, I am willing to obey You, let go of all the disturbances of the flesh, listen to Your words only, pray in a sober mind, and live a life to please You and glorify You. I pray in the precious name of Jesus. Amen!