Yesterday’s devotional exposed the cause of all the chaos in our world – sin! So why don’t we just wise-up and stop sinning? Today’s devotional answers that question. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 6:12 (ESV)
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
The Bible’s “case about sin can be put in this form: that sin is a terrible malign power, that sin is such a terrible, such a powerful thing that it gets us all down, that every man who has ever lived in this world has become the victim of it…. ‘Now,’ says the Bible, ‘until you realize that you are up against a power like that, all the while you are in this life and in this world, there will be this terrible infernal power within you and around and about you, and you are a mere novice in these matters! The fact is that here in this world there are principalities and powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in the heavenly places, begging, beseeching you, getting you down. That is the biblical doctrine of sin.” [David Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Out of the Depths, (Ross-shire, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 1995), p. 22]