“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV
I like to listen to the radio. I usually rotate between a few stations that play Christian music, so hearing the same song more than once a day is inevitable. Occasionally, I turn on the radio and “Good Good Father” is playing for the seventh time. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Chris Tomlin, but sometimes I get tired of hearing it and will change the station hoping to hear a new song.
Satan is much like hearing that same song; he is a broken record, always filling our head with the same thoughts of doubt.
You’re not good enough
You don’t know what you’re doing
No one will love you
You will fail
If I already know the lyrics to the song I can either sing along or I can change the station.
When we don’t like what we are listening to, we change the radio station in our car. The same principle applies to our thoughts. I rather listen to the truth of God’s Word than Satan’s lies any day. God gives us exactly what we need to deflect the attack of the enemy through His word.
- guard your heart (Proverbs 4:23)
- take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5)
- do not conform to the patters of this world (Romans 12:2)
- put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:13)
When you surround yourself with the truth, you can spot the lies. These verses are the truth on which we stand and rely upon.
The Lord is faithful to strengthen and protect us by giving us His word to study and His truths to sing! My sweet friends, let’s surround ourselves with the truth of the word of God, so we can drown out the voice of the enemy!
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