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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo


Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Insight and Highlight Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. The earth in its fullness has been given to us, we do not need to bow to Satan to have dominion, receive and enjoy the earth's blessings.

Scripture Commentaries The earth: its fullness and everything that is in it belongs to God and He has given it to us to enjoy in Him. Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he has given to the children of men. Solomon called enjoying life a gift from God. Eccl 5:19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him the power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. Life on earth must be seen as a blessing from God. Besides the earth, there are inhabitable places in the firmament, but He has given the earth to the children of men.

However, we see today just as in Bible times how people bow to the devil in other to have life's riches, fame, dominion, etc. Paul's letter to Timothy says in pursuit of life's riches, some fall "...into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. He further says for the love of money, is the root of all evil ".....which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows., 1 Tim 6:9-10. Some crave after fraternities and sororities for fame, the position of influence, long life, etc.

Whatever God gives you is right and best for you, Limit yourself to this! The only cure to bowing to Satan is fear of God expressed in contentment. Be careful anything that sounds so good to be true may be an entrapment. Remember 1 Tim 6:5-6 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. Satan has nothing to offer you. Do not bow to him to receive what God has ordained that you be given you freely. Go to God. He has freely given us all things, Rom 8:32.

Remorse corner Flee covetousness. There is nothing free with Satan. Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Call to Word action Whatever He gives you is to cut your life short. He has nothing to offer because he did not bring anything into creation. Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

The Christian clarion duty Remember Satan's word to God concerning Job. He says a person will give up everything in order to stay alive. He sees everyone as selfish because he is selfish He said in Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. Do not bow to Satan, do not be his prey for selfish and ill-gotten wealth.

Prayer Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Lord, give me the patience to wait for Your time and purpose for my life, in Jesus' name.

Good morning all and have a blessed day today.

God bless you.

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