have you ever wondered why your life is just one problem after another?
for one, adam and eve gave into temptation, allowed sin to come into the world and we’re all paying the result. for another, you have an enemy and his name is satan. you say, “do you believe in a personal, real devil?” of course i do. GOD does. the bible talks about him. and all you have to do is pick up a newspaper and see his work all around the world.
evil is a real entity in this world. satan wants to mess you up. he wants to mess with your mind. he wants to mess with your family. he wants to mess with your health. he wants to mess with your finances. he wants to mess you up. particularly if you are a follower of CHRIST, if you’re trying to do the right thing, you’re the enemy of the devil. he’s going to try to mess you up anyway.
so you’ve got the world competing against you – a fallen world – and you’ve got a personal enemy who’s competing against you.
on top of that, you just make your own mistakes. you blow it. most of the problems and pain in my life come from my own poor decisions, from my own lousy choices. when i make dumb decisions, i pay the penalties. when i sin, there are always results. most of the time the devil doesn’t have to worry about me because i’m messing up my own life.
those things are always working to bring problems into your life and pain comes as a result.
just a thought from the front porch…