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Verse 10: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might,”

I remember a game we would play in AWANA at our church: four-way tug of war. After watching the kids play this game, I would share with them a “game of life” moment. I would put one kid on one end of the circular rope and me on the other. I would tell all assembled that when we try to walk the straight and narrow on our own, Satan is on the other end of that rope pulling at us with temptation (I would then pull on the rope, and no matter how hard the other kid would try, he/she couldn’t out-pull me, eventually the kid starts getting pulled in my direction). Then I would say, “but when you got Jesus on your side, He will help you overcome the pull of the devil”; I would then have a bigger adult pull with the kid and demonstrate that “the devil” couldn’t prevail against “Jesus” pulling on the rope. Among other things, it would show them that we fight a supernatural enemy. We can’t fight that enemy in our own strength, but must “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might”.

No matter how strong we are, no matter how tough we think we are, we can’t fight the devil on our own. Jesus was the only one to face the devil (when He was on earth in human form) alone and stand against him. Talk about having the Ultimate Ally! All you have to do is ask Him to come into your heart today.

Something to think about today.

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