“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19 KJV)

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Thought for the Week: All our victories over Satan, are obtained by power derived from Jesus Christ, and He must have all the praise. And let us beware of spiritual pride, which has been and continues to be the destruction of many. Our Lord rejoiced at the prospect of the salvation of many souls. It was fit particular notice be taken of that hour of joy; there were few such, for He was a man of sorrows: in that hour He saw Satan fall, and heard of the good success of His ministers, in that hour He rejoiced. He has ever resisted the proud, and given grace to the humble. The more dependent we are on the teaching, help, and blessing of the Son of God, the more we shall know both of the Father and of the Son; the more blessed we shall be in seeing the glory, and hearing the words of the Divine Saviour; and the more useful we shall be made in promoting his cause.

Prayer: God, please help me resist the temptations that bombard my life. Give me wisdom, give me strength and give me the patience to make a wise decision instead of an easy decision. Help me to do what is best, not what is convenient. Help me to keep my eyes on the ways of Christ. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

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