Last Christmas, I came home to find that someone had broken into my house. I had been robbed. It is a terrible feeling to realize that your home, a place where you find comfort, privacy and rest, can be so vulnerable to those intent on harm. As I tried to get my home back in order, I began to think about a greater thief.
Satan is the greatest thief of all. He controls peoples’ lives. He seeks to keep us in spiritual darkness, leading us down various paths that ultimately lead to hopelessness and confusion. Satan desires to destroy people and take their souls. He robs us of our consciences and takes away rational thinking. He blinds people so that they will not believe in the glorious gospel of Christ and be freed from the power that sin has over them (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Are you a “blinded” person? Perhaps you are sitting in jail right now, not sure where you went wrong. Perhaps you are a parent who has neglected your children for a life of pleasure. God sees the heart and motives. He sees your secret sins. Or maybe you are a hard working individual who can never seem to make ends meet. Life can be lonely and painful. Sometimes difficulties lead to depression or even suicidal thoughts. Satan is aware of the various blows that come our way and he seeks to use these circumstances to keep us from the Lord, who could set us free (John 8:32).
Christ is the answer for your life! He can give purpose, power and the ability to live with joy even when life is difficult. He came to this world to make your life abundant with His riches of grace, peace and hope (Ephesians 1:7). He has power over the greatest thief of all, because He is the Lord God Almighty. He wants to give you eternal life (John 10:28). HeÂ conquered sin, death, and Hell at the cross, so that you would not have to be eternally separated from God.
If you take your place as a lost sinner, and put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, He will strengthen you to stand against the ploys of Satan. It’s a choice you must make. Turn from your sin, pride, and fear and take hold of His promise of salvation. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12).
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