Why is there so much evil in the world?
Why are our families being torn apart?
Why is there so much anger and hatred in our country?
Why are addictions the plague of our century?
Why are innocent children being abused and killed?
Why do bad things happen to good people?
Satan takes the credit for all of this in the first chapter of Job. He tells God that he just got back from “roaming the earth, going back and forth on it.” (vs 7 )
And Satan leaves a wide path of destruction wherever he goes. That’s what we’re seeing – the work of Satan. He has convinced a whole lot of people to ignore the truth, forget about being kind and forgiving, and just focus on yourself – that’s all that matters.
Satan smiles whenever we believe the lies swirling all around us in our culture. He loves it when we consult Google instead of God when deciding what’s right and wrong, good or bad.
He enjoys watching us wreck our relationships and our marriages with our selfishness. He encourages us to be impatient, impulsive and immature.
Wow! He is really getting a kick out of the lack of respect for authority that is growing in our country. It’s a win-win for him because everyone else loses.
Satan smiles when he can do anything to distract us from our relationship with God. He’ll even bring good things into our lives if they will lure us away from God.
Satan is roaming……
going back and forth……
back and forth.
Please use us to overcome evil with good, Abba Father.