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Paul uses the metaphor of shoes to refer to the solidity given by the good news of peace, and the confident trust in God will protect us from the lies and temptations of Satan as he tempts us to disbelieve God and seek happiness by disobeying His commands.
He that will play with Satan's bait, will quickly be taken with Satan's hook. The promise of conquest is made over to resisting, not to arguing: "Resist the devil, and he will fly from you," James 4:7. Ah, souls! were you better at resisting than at disputing, your temptations would be fewer. - John Owen
How do you respond to this flawed world? In this sermon, Pastor Robert uses 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 and Romans 12:1-2 to introduces us to a new series addressing what some have called the Unholy Trinity, the world, the flesh and the Devil.
Whether we recognize it or not we are locked in a cosmic battle with eternal consequences. We have a powerful, crafty and dedicated enemy who hates us and is working against us. The point of our passage is that though it will not be easy to live the Christian life God has made available to use all the resources that we need to defeat the enemy's attempts.
Through the book of Ephesians Paul has continually described the blessings of those who are "in Christ". In spite of all of the truths you need to know that it will not be easy. We have an enemy working to thwart God's purposes in our lives and Paul describes this struggle as warfare.
The Gospel of the Kingdom and Values Clarification---Matthew 13: 36-58
In contrast to popular ideas on spiritual warfare, the Bible teaches us that our main response to the Devil is not offensive, but defensive; we are called to resist him as we live, in word and deed, in light of Jesus' victory on the cross.
Week one of the Lies series exposes the first lie Satan ever told: God can't be trusted.