Evil does have a name, your know…

With whom are you fighting your biggest battles right now … maybe this very day, even this very hour?

Your co-workers?
Your children?
Your children’s friends?
Your spouse?
Your ex-spouse?
Your attorney?
Your ex-spouse’s attorney?
Your friends?
Your neighbors?
Your neighborhood school teachers?
Your fellow church members?
Your pastor?
Yourself?

Well, could be.  But here’s what the Apostle Peter says about the fight:

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like
a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
” (1 Peter 5:8)

Peacemaker writer Ken Sande says it well:  “Satan prefers that we do not recognize his role in our conflicts. As long as we see other people as our only adversaries and focus our attacks on them, we will give no thought to guarding against our most dangerous enemy.  … Paul gives a similar warning, reminding us that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12).

—–

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.”
— C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

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