It Is Ridiculous, Yet Powerful and Gripping All at Once

Furthermore, Christians have a very powerful adversary.  Satan is old and experienced at his craft. He has been tempting people for centuries, and he delights in his skill and the power God allows him to exert over those he cannot ultimately defeat.  It is interesting to explore the characteristic sins we struggle with and see how effective Satan is at drawing  us into a cascade of thoughts that ultimately leads to sin.  We can even step back and evaluate this, diagnosing it and teasing it apart, yet get sucked right back into it and the next moment and flounder helplessly toward its inevitable conclusion.  It is ridiculous, yet powerful and gripping all at once.

– Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 166


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