Your Enemy

Most of us would like to think that most people like us. Some of us will go to extremes to make sure people like us. But we all know it is impossible to be liked by everyone. We often forget that we are citizens of two worlds. Phil. 3:20 We must not forget that “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey but we spiritual beings on a human journey.” {Steve Covey} As spiritual beings, we must we aware that there is an enemy that not only dislikes you but is committed to your destruction.  1 Peter 5:8 Of course, I am referring to Satan.
One of my favorite television shows is Criminal Minds. Each week a team of FBI profilers tries to solve crimes by “profiling” the perpetrator. The dictionary defines a profilers as  “someone with psychological training who assists police investigations by identifying likely characteristics of the the perpetrator of a particular crime.”
By now, you are probably asking yourself “Where is he going with line of thought?” [Glad you asked!] Two thousand years ago a Chinese military expert wrote The Art of War. “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” Good advice.
The Apostle Paul wrote “So that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes” 2 Cor. 2:11 In the next few blogs, I want us to be ‘familiar’ with his evil schemes.

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