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Satan’s Most Valuable Tool

January 18, 2021 Save Article


“My eyes are ever toward the Lord…”

(Psalm 25:15)


There’s a story about the devil auctioning off his tools. He put a high price on pride, laziness, arrogance, hate, envy, and jealousy. But there was one tool labeled “Not For Sale.” Someone said, “What is that tool and why isn’t it for sale?” “Well,” he said, “I can’t afford to get rid of that one. It’s my chief tool: discouragement. With this tool, I can pry open a heart, and once I get in, I can do most anything I want.”

Do you want me to tell you why you get discouraged? I’ll give it to you in a nutshell—you’ve taken your eyes off God!


Are you discouraged? If not, praise God! Find someone who is so that you can give the encouragement needed in Jesus Christ. Maybe it’s your next-door neighbor, your coworker, or your spouse.

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