Let God Argue with the Devil

“For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.”

1 John 5:7

Ponder This

A little boy was in a revival meeting. The pastor preached from John 5:24, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” The little boy listened, believed, and was saved. But you know, the devil always counter attacks, doesn’t he?

On the way home, the little fellow said the devil began to whisper to him, saying, “You’re not saved. You don’t feel just right. You don’t deserve it. You’re not good enough.” And all the way home, the devil was condemning that little boy. When he got home, the boy sat on the couch, trying to get it all sorted out. By then, it seemed to the boy like Satan was under the couch. He said, “I took the Bible and stuck it under the couch, and I said ‘Devil, read it for yourself.’” When the devil gets on your trail, don’t argue with him. He’s not worth it. Point him to the Word; let him argue with God Himself.

  • What are the common ways the devil seeks to make you question your standing with Jesus?
  • How can we know the difference between Satan’s condemnation and the Holy Spirit’s conviction?

Practice This

Name the ways Satan commonly accuses you. Next to these, jot down a Scripture that answers these accusations.