Friday, November 29, 2019
Daily Devotion: The Beginning of Conflict
Bible Reading: Isaiah 14:1-14
Key Verses: Verses 13 & 14 - "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:” (vs. 13) “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (vs. 14)
Key Words: I will
Conflict didn’t begin on earth; it began in heaven when Satan and his “angels” rebelled against God. Where you find Satan, you find conflict.
A play-action pass is where the quarterback receives the ball from the center. He turns and he fakes a handoff to the running back. The goal of the fake is to get the defense to trap the running back. The quarterback then tucks the ball and goes in the other direction to throw to a receiver. If he’s done his job well, the defense has been distracted for a moment, thinking that someone else has the ball so that the quarterback can throw it to a wide-open receiver.
Satan has run a play-action pass on us. He has faked us out with the wrong purpose and we keep chasing it so that he can distract us from the real play. Like a pickpocket who loves a crowd, Satan has been robbing you of your purpose, getting you distracted from God’s plan. He brings conflict into your life and will continue to do so. The answer is just a closer walk with Jesus. He is the answer for all conflicts.
What to do:
✞ Have victory over conflict by walking in the Spirit.
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