LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ENEMY OF YOUR SOUL
By A. W. Tozer
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant of his devices. --2 Corinthians 2:11
The devil is declared in the Scriptures to be an enemy
of God and of all good men. Because he is a spirit he is
able to "walk up and down in the earth" at his pleasure.
While we must not underestimate the strength of our
foe, we must at the same time recognize that we need
not live in constant fear of him! If he cannot make
skeptics of us he will make us devil-conscious and thus
throw a permanent shadow across our lives, for there is
but a hairline between truth and superstition.
We should learn the truth about the enemy, but we
must stand bravely against every superstitious notion
he would introduce about himself. The truth will set us
free but superstition will enslave us!
The scriptural way to see things is to set the Lord
always before us, put Christ in the center of our vision;
and if Satan is lurking around he will appear on the
margin only and be seen as but a shadow on the edge of
the brightness. It is always wrong to invert this---to set
Satan in the focus of our vision and push God out to the
margin. Nothing but tragedy can come from such inver-
The best way to keep the enemy out is to keep Christ
in! The sheep need not be terrified by the wolf; they
have but to stay close to the shepherd. The instructed
Christian whose faculties have been developed by the
Word and the Spirit will practice the presence of God
moment by moment!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.