What power has Satan? – 2 Thessalonians 3:3 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


Today we meditate on 2 Thessalonians 3:3, which speaks reassuring words into our lives.

2 Thessalonians 3:3
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What on earth does Paul mean by this? Let’s meditate on 2 Thessalonians chapter 3 verse 3. But the Lord is faithful, he will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

So he’s talking to the Thessalonians, we know this. And he is talking about the attacks that have been on the church and how God’s going to guard and protect them, but the attacks will still come and evil men are still going to have an impact on that church. So what is it that Paul means, and what is it that God means when he speaks to us through his word, about us being guarded against the evil one, against Satan, against the powers of darkness?

Well, my experience in life is that bad stuff still happens. So, in what sense is God guarding us? This is what we’re meditating on. How are we guarded by God? How does God show himself to be faithful.

And again, we have to come back to the fact that God walks with us through our suffering, through everything that we endure. And also because he is almighty God, his purposes can never be thwarted. So what God intends to happen ultimately will happen. And he will use us in that because he chooses to work through us as his agents on this earth.

So this gives us reassurance that although we may experience things that we don’t like, nevertheless, God’s purposes will be fulfilled and he will be glorified. And ultimately, so will we as we’re drawn up into his kingdom.

Satan can never beat God. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb to say that. God wins. Always, every time, and forever. We don’t have the same long term perspective that God has. So sometimes it seems maybe it’s going the other way. But no, we’ve read the back of the book and he wins.

Thank you, Lord, that you are establishing us. You are building us up. Thank you that you are guarding us. Thank you that you will lead us into your kingdom. Thank you that we will be with you in heaven. Amen.

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