Satan has always been at war with God. Even though God won the victory over man when He sent Jesus to the cross to be a sacrifice for man’s sins, Satan is still at work all the time to try and win as many little battles as He can. He is constantly trying to entice man away from the Lord with his temporary joys and momentary pleasures.
John 10:10a says, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy.” He is a thief. He tries to take away anything that can give lasting joy. He is not just a thief that finds happiness in taking things away, but this verse also says he kills and destroys. He will stop at nothing until it is all gone. There is hope in the second part of John 10:10, “My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” While the thief comes to destroy, the Savior comes to give us life. Not just any life, but a rich and satisfying life. An abundant life. Satan is the destroyer and the thief, and God is the giver of life. He wants us to truly live! We find life when we surrender our life over to Him. We find hope when we trust Him with our future instead of taking things into our own hands.
Do you live in your abundant life every single day? Or do you find yourself giving into the thief, allowing him to destroy the good in your life. Every time you choose momentary pleasures and sins, you are allowing the enemy to win battles in your life. Pray to God today and ask Him to help you live in light of eternity everyday.