Not much is spoken about the devil these days. When’s the last time you heard speaking of him in a sermon on Sunday?
His job description is easy: keep people away from God.
And by keeping silent about him, is not the church unwittingly complicit in the devil’s attempts to make us believe he does not really exist?
Our world is full of temptations to lure us away from God and all it takes is a slight diversion of attention, a momentary loss of focus, and we can so easily drift away.
Jesus warned us about this, for He too was tempted, several times. He prayed to His Father as we should too, using His words:
“And lead us not into temptation … but deliver us from evil.”