If you’re living for Satan, surely he doesn’t have to worry about whether you’re living for God.

If you consider disobedience to God as a viable option for you at this time, please also consider the correlation to your obedience to Satan. God says in His Word that we cannot serve two masters. We will either throw all of our service towards the one and offer the other nothing or we will despise the demands of one and love those of the other (Matt. 6:24). We only have two choices. If we are treating God in a certain manner, we can be sure we are treating Satan in an equally opposite manner. So be careful where your heart is invested!

If you consider God’s ways to be all-inclusive with its greatest stream of blessing not reaching you first, but refreshing the Master earlier, don’t be surprised! Doesn’t Satan offer you the same terms in his own contract? That he will be your god of choice even while he deceives you into thinking that you are truly the only god in the arrangement?

God is not so underhanded. He does not seek to elevate your ego to get you to follow Him. He very simply declares to you that He is God and you are to be His servant. I understand that this is hard for us to swallow with all our high-flung dreams of making and being the big-time all by ourselves, but we must face reality.

If we are giving in to Satan in any way (so that we may avoid giving in to Christ) we are poising ourselves on a very dangerous incline. We must know that this slope was not designed to keep us in the same place for longer than it takes to land there. Satan is all about moving us along; getting us in position for more and more destruction.

His reasoning is that if he can get you to do everything he puts in front of you–things which you call “no big deal” he has won your allegiance for far weightier things he has in mind.

He doesn’t start out trying to get you to commit the big sins outright; he first tries to get you to test your freedom and unwittingly commit yourself to finding it along the avenues he suggests to you. This is not an accident; therefore, we can not live accidentally.

We must live aware of our two prospective masters and choose one with our eyes wide-open. How do you do this? Go directly to God’s Word and get the official debriefing on the two because, believe me, Satan doesn’t have a manual out there detailing his secrets and uncovering God’s. There really is only one place you can go. And I wouldn’t wait too long before you do!

 

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