JUST FOR LADIES – By Camille Stahl


Today’s Passages – Luke 21 – 22; (Click on the references to listen to the audio – click here to view the text from the Blue Letter Bible website)

(Second Milers also read – Psalms 16 – 20; Proverbs 4)

Read the “1104 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Read previous posts from this passage – “This Is Just The Beginning” and “God Sees

There Is Safety in Numbers

“Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.”  (Luke 22:3-6)

Although Judas was with Jesus and had his place with the twelve, he did not believe who Jesus really was, the Only Begotten of the Father.  Satan too was with God but wanted to be a god.  It seems obvious that Judas would be a likely candidate for Satan to use.

Now I would like you to notice the last part of verse 6, “sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude”.  Isn’t that just how Satan works?

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8)

Have you ever watched a lion hunting for prey?  They will crouch down and walk slow and quietly.  The sneak up and watch their prey.  Most all animals live and travel in groups.  There are some who may be weak or stray a little.  Those are the prey that the lion goes after.  They are the perfect ‘candidate’ for the lion to ‘devour’.

Satan wanted to wait for Jesus to be alone when he attacked.  He thought if there was a crowd, they would fight back and he would lose the chance to kill Jesus.  Just a side note, Jesus gave His life willingly.  Unknowing to Satan, it was in God’s plan, and He was using Satan to fulfill His will.

Satan works the same way today.  He is waiting for an opportunity to strike his pray.  As Christians we must stay close to our Saviour.  It’s important to pray, read our Bible and stay in church.  We also must be in fellowship with other Believers.  We must stay strong and stay with God’s crowd.  Once we start straying or become a weak Christian, Satan will pounce as that roaring lion going for the kill.

For now, things may seem hopeless.  You may be on the verge of growing weak or even straying away.  You’re growing weary of Satan’s attacks.  But be of good cheer.  Someday he will get what he deserves.

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”  (Revelation 20:10)


Thank You

1 John 5:12 – 13

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Kathy Lopez
Kathy Lopez
9 years ago

That was an interesting point that you made about watching how a lion goes after his prey. It is true that they wait for the weak wandering ones… a great reason to stay faithful to church and surround yourself with Christian friends.

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