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Proverbs 21:30 NIV

The truly lost may be ignorant enough to believe they can thumb their nose at God and defeat His sovereign plan for their life and the world. A few more believe they can outwit Him. They think, as Satan did, that they are clever enough to get one by Him. Maybe they think He is too busy dealing with world peace of hunger to notice their little deceit or sin. Whatever the situation most of us realize the futility in their efforts. More importantly is to realize that as His followers we can actually be fooled into believing we can slip something by Him as well. The biggest one we tend to be guilty of is thinking that He really doesn’t care about our little issue. Another foolish line of thinking can be that “I know it’s wrong but in the scheme of things it’s no big deal and He will forgive me”. That one is known as cheap grace. Those two words are offensive to even put together. This verse is certainly an indicting truth. However, it can also be a very comforting truth. It tells us that no matter what Satan or one of his people may attempt in trying to hurt or trip up one of Gods followers, it cannot slip past our Father. He is alert to and anticipates any scheme of the evil one and stands ready to protect us from them. Often my prayer is that God will frustrate and interfere with any attempt Satan would try against one of my loved ones. Today submit to God’s flawless plan for your story and count on Him to be surrounding your journey with love and protection. #BeTheEdge


“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬