Scripture Reading: John 10:10a
The Psalmist prays: “Be gracious to me O God, be gracious and merciful to me, for my soul finds shelter and safety in You. And in the shadow of Your wings I shall take refuge and be confidently secure until destruction passes by….My life is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe fire. The sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows. And their tongues are sharp sword.” (Psalms 57:1, 4 AMP) Just like the Psalmist, every believer must not be unaware of the evil plans of Satan to kill, destroy and take away all that belongs to us. His eternal intention is to make man hate his God and curse Him. In pain and anguish Job says, “Let the day on which I was born perish, And the night which announced: ‘There is a man-child conceived’. May that day be darkness.” (Job 3:3-4AMP) The venom of Satan on Job was so much that his wife demanded that he curse God and die. What an affliction!
Beloved in Christ, once Satan injects bitterness, frustration, and anger into us through his venom, he steals our joy, which makes serving God uninteresting and holiness a herculean task

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