One Way Satan Will Quit

After Satan slithered into Eden and started pulling one over on Eve, she responded with what we call Scripture and what she knew to be God’s word.

2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,
3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’
– Genesis 3

Satan didn’t quit.

Eve used Scripture in the first cosmic battle with our ancient Enemy.

And so did Jesus.

Three times in Matthew 4, Jesus responds to Satanic attack with a godly attack—the Word of God. “It is written.”

Satan didn’t quit.

The Serpent began to pervert God’s word—like he did with Eve—and tried to pull one over on Jesus.

Jesus said, “Be gone, Satan!” And the next verse says, “Then Satan left.”

Satan quit.

The victory in temptation is the power of King Jesus. We can tell Satan what to do, and he’ll smile. But if Jesus raises his voice, Satan scurries like a cockroach.

Call out for Jesus.

The answer to temptation is to . . .

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
– James 4

Submit to God, draw near to him, and Satan won’t hang around for long.

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