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Resisting the Alternative

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Proverbs 10:9 “He that walks uprightly walks securely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known”

Satan has always perverted the good that God intended. To every creation of blessing from God’s hands, Satan has twisted and perverted into something crooked.

For every righteous thought and desire, Satan offers an alternative opposite action:

  • A desire to enjoy God’s blessing is perverted into materialism
  • A desire to lead in the Kingdom is perverted into selfish ambition
  • A desire for deeper sexual intimacy is perverted into lust & adultery

Sin is sin because it perverts what God intended for good. When the devil tempted Jesus, he offered him food, confidence and glory. All are good things that originated from God, but Satan twisted them into something that was destructive.

The truth is, only God is a creator. The devil has never created anything, he only ever perverts the original that God intended. As King Solomon says in Ecclesiastes, “There is nothing new under the sun…”. Satan can’t offer you anything new that God doesn’t have a better alternative for.

Do you feel tempted today?

Know that for every temptation, dark desire and wayward thought, God has a much better and more fulfilling alternative for you.

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