Thursday, October 21, 2010

daily text 10/21

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
"Oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you"
(James 4:7)

Jesus assured his followers of the availability of God's spirit by saying: "If you, although being [imperfect and thus comparatively] wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will the Father in heaven give holy spirit to those asking him!" (Luke 11:13) Let us continue praying to Jehovah for his holy spirit. With this most powerful force backing us up in our determination to oppose the Devil, we will be able to come off victorious. Also, we need to put on the complete suit of spiritual armor from God. (Ephesians 6:11-18, ftn.) Something else helped Jesus to oppose the Devil, and it can help us too. The Bible states: "For the joy that was set before [Jesus] he endured a torture stake." (Hebrews 12:2) We can have similar joy by upholding Jehovah's sovereignty, honoring his holy name, and keeping the reward of everlasting life before us.
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/08, 4:16, 17)