he Can’t Take What You Don’t GIVE him

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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!


Ephesians 4:27

And do not give the devil a foothold.


The Great Apostle warns every follower of Jesus, “Do not give the devil a foothold (a perch, a space, a niche, a place to stay) … in your life ever.” I added a few things there just so you know.


The discussion leading up to and just after this particular directive has to do with issues like: tell the truth, get control of your anger, in place of stealing do something with your hands that is profitable. Watch what you say, don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth. Lose the bitterness and talking behind people’s backs. These are basic character practices of every real “Follower of Jesus.” So when the Apostle says, “Don’t let the devil get a foothold in your life” … He is saying … “Don’t give the devil a space to Build A Case in your life for a bad attitude or any other potential vice.” So, the idea that the devil ever steals basic moral character from any of us is just not possible. Because … “he Can’t Take What You Don’t GIVE him.”


Dear Jesus,

Today I ask for greater strength from the Holy Spirit in order that I may never ever give the devil an inch of space in order to gain a foothold in my life. Amen

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