Expect to be Tempted

When General George Patton counter-attacked Field Marshal Rommel in World War II, Patton is reported to have shouted in the thick of battle, “I read your book, Rommel! I read your book!” He knew the German leader’s strategy and planned his moves accordingly.

We can know the same about the Devil. The Apostle Paul says, “We are not ignorant of his schemes” (2 Corinthians 2:11).  We know Satan will attack weak spots first. Watch for his tricks. You can know what to expect. Expect to be tempted by the Devil. Forty days of fasting left Jesus famished, so Satan began with the topic of bread. Jesus’ stomach was empty, so to the stomach Satan turned. Where are you empty? Are you hungry for attention, craving success, longing for intimacy? Be aware of your weaknesses. Bring them to God before Satan brings them to you!

From God is With You Every Day – Max Lucado

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