Our Savior

One day I watched a self-defense instructor and her students. The instructor was a small woman. One of her students was a man who was twice her size. The man tried to attack her. The woman sent the man crashing to the floor. She was able to do this because of her knowledge and skill in self-defense.
Every day the devil tries to attack us. Paul wrote about that in our Bible Reading today. The devil tries to get us to do what we know is wrong. The only way we can defeat the devil and “send him crashing to the floor” is to depend on God’s strength.
Christians are able to use God’s strength because of Jesus. He died on the cross for our sins. Because of Jesus’ death, God forgives our sins. We can never do anything on our own to earn forgiveness. And, we can’t defeat the devil by ourselves.
Maybe the devil is attacking you right now. Maybe he will attack you several times today. God’s strength can help you say “No!” to the devil’s temptations.