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The devil is just as far from God in power and might and wisdom and in every other such attribute as is any human being. This is true because God is infinite and perfect in every one of His attributes while humanity and the devil are limited, finite and imperfect. Infinitude is just as far from one point in finitude as it is from another. The devil is finite in his attributes because he is a created being, just as are we. We know that God is the only essential, necessary being. Everything else is contingent upon Him (Gen. 1:1; Ex. 20:11; Col. 1:16,17; Heb. 1:3).
In fact, in many ways man has more power and wisdom than the devil. The devil cannot make us do anything that we chose not to do. James says, “resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Peter tells us to be steadfast in the faith in resisting the devil (I Pet. 5:9). Paul exhorts us to not give place to the devil (Eph. 4:27). And God has provided a way of escape to avoid the traps he sets for us (I Cor. 10:13). Furthermore, we are able to understand the value of the will of God while the devil tries to destroy it. . .
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And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God (Ephesians 3:9-10).
The church of Christ, the church of our Lord (Matt. 16:16-19; Acts 20:28), is very special. We have in our possession the things which the prophets of old desired to look into, the very things that have now been revealed to us in His word (I Cor. 2:7-13). Those holy men were deprived of that sacred knowledge and yet inquired and searched diligently into the things revealed to them but which they, themselves, could not alone understand (I Pet. 1:10,11). Moreover, not only the ancient prophets but even now the angels still desire to look into these things (I Pet. 1:12). Now that is special! That is very special!
Is there any conceivable, intelligible reason why we, as His servants, would not want to make this. . .
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ~~Albert Einstein
The Robin and the Sparrow
“Said the Robin to the Sparrow:
‘I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so!’
“Said the Sparrow to the Robin:
‘Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me!’”
Bible Question of the Week
(All questions come from the Scripture readings.) Of what is satan the father?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION AND ANSWER With what was Aaron to make an atonement once a year upon the horns of the altar?
ANSWER: Exodus 30:10 - And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.
WEEKLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE
(Theme: devil) Monday, March 11 - Psalm 148:1-5; Col.1:16,17; Ezek. 28:11-18; Is. 14:12-15; I Tim. 3:6,7 Tuesday, March 12 - II Pet. 2:4; I John 3:8; Jude 1:6; Gen. 3:1, 6, 14, 24 Wednesday, March 13 - John 8:44; Gen. 3:1-6; Rev. 12:9; II Cor. 11:3; II Thess. 2:9 Thursday, March 14 - II Cor. 4:4; Matt. 4:1-3; Luke 22:3; Act 5:3; Eph. 2:2; Friday, March 15 - Gen. 3:15; Heb. 2:14; James 4:7; I Pet. 5:8,9; Eph. 6:10-18; Rev. 20:10
Weekly Memory Verses
James 4:7 - Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.