|Gustave Doré, Depiction of Satan, the antagonist of John Milton's Paradise Lost c. 1866 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The sad fact is we are the ones who are deceived. C. S. Lewis wrote The Screwtape Letters in which he gave real life examples of how Satan's deception invades our senses and destroys our peace. The Bible is full of warnings of Satan's plots against all of mankind. We need to take these warnings seriously because they hold eternal impact.
|Get Behind Me Satan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
This example of how Satan works reminds us that when we are doing well and engaged in God's favor, Satan is waiting to attack and destroy our peace and faith. In Job's case Satan attacked, first, his wealth, his children, and then his body. We must not make the mistake of dismissing Satan as a humorous comic character. He is a spiritual being capable of speaking to the mind and heart to destroy, to steal, to kill all that is righteous and Godly.
|Satan Is Real (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|