GBL-6 - How To Make the Devil Mad
Have you stopped lately to think about all the havoc that the devil has wreaked on humanity? Go all the way back to the beginning of time in Genesis 3. Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden where everything was wonderful. It was a beautiful place. Everything they needed had been provided for them. They were happy, and they were safe. Then the serpent arrived, and sin entered into their lives because the devil tempted Eve to sin. Later, Adam gave in to sin as well, and as a result, both of them were removed from the Garden. Death comes to all men because all men sin, but look at what the devil did in bringing in temptation and sin. Look at Job, who was a blameless man. He was upright, he feared God, and he shunned evil. He was a godly man living a godly life, yet he was sorely tempted by Satan. Think about Job’s calamity. Look at what the Bible says concerning Satan in Job 1:7. The Lord said to Satan, ‘From where do you come?’ So Satan answered the Lord and said, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.’” Satan is presented as being out actively hunting for souls. He was looking for people whom he could destroy. He brought great calamity to Job by removing his possessions, causing his children to die, and infecting him with a dreaded disease. Job’s wife even suggested that he “curse God and die.” All of this was the result of Satan.