One day Satan went to visit Jesus in the Garden of Eden, and Satan came all happy and boasting.
“Yes, Lord, now I have everybody captive, well nearly everybody down there. I set traps, I used the baits of temptation; I know well what each one of them can’t resist. I nearly caught them all!”
“What are you going to do with them?” Jesus asked. He was praying to God the Father.
Satan answered “Oh, I am going to have some fun with them! I’ll make them divorce after they have married so the foundation of humanity [the family] will never be established. I will make them hate each other and abuse each other, make them fall into alcohol and drugs without control. I will teach them to make weapons and bombs, so they kill each other. I am really going to have fun!
“And when you are tired of playing with them, what will you do?” Jesus asked. And continued praying. “Oh, I will kill them all and their souls will be mine forever. Lord, by all respect, it will be their decision.”
“How much do you want for all of them?” Jesus asked.
“Oh, you can’t want these people. They aren’t anything good. Why do you want them if they neither follow you nor love you? Many hate you! I have seen many of them spitting on you, cursing you and even denying you. What’s more, they love me a lot. You don’t want these people!”
“How much?” Jesus asked again. Satan looked at him with a nasty face “All your tears and all your blood, all the pain of the entire world, all together.”
Jesus said, “DONE” and He paid the price.”
How pathetic it is that people don’t seek God, and then ask why the world is going to hell?
How pathetic that we seek the newspaper every day to read about tragedies and we never seek the Bible?
How insensible it is how everybody wants to go to heaven, thinking they can get there without having to believe. It is pathetic how some people can say “I believe in God” but still follow Satan Who as matter of fact, does fear God.
Don’t you think it’s pathetic that we send each other thousands of jokes by email, so they spread like plagues, but when it’s about the Lord’s messages, we think twice before we share them; and we leave the mailboxes of our friends without this message?
Don’t you think it is outrageous that the obscene, vulgar and crude is allowed freely to pass through the internet that even many people would desire to get into the screen. But it is forbidden to speak publicly about Jesus in the schools, places of work self-helping groups, etc., even after knowing what He did for us. Because the Romans didn’t kill Him. It was our sin. That we may be forgiven and know Him in His glory with the Father.
Doesn’t it seem incredible how somebody can be a light in the Church on Sabbath, worshipping and thanking the Lord for His mercy, for one more day to live etc. but during the rest of the week he is an invisible Christian! Does this seem just to you?
Meditation: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. – 1 Timothy 6:12
You will succeed in Jesus Name!