Screw Tape Letters

1 Peter 5:8 

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

2 Corinthians 11:14 

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

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Have you ever read the screw tape letters?  I love them!  It’s amazing how CS Lewis makes it sound like every day life that I walk in and Satan is lurking just waiting to infiltrate my life.  He is real, much realer than we would like to believe.

Here’s a few take aways from just a few of his letter.

The Devil is a liar.

Goal is to keep us from church.

Once the Devil has got us in the streets , his battle is won.

He gives us daily pin pricks to keep our mind off of the Lord’s work.

Satan penetrates the mind of the Christian, to focus on the spiritual and off the person so that we’ll be focused on their sins and not on winning them over to Christ.

He makes it okay to have double standards.

Let’s us forget that whatever our bodies do effects our souls.

Encourages us subtly to be self focused so we will not focus on Christ.

Increases our cravings

Makes  us think that we can “DO IT” on shear will-power.

Moderated religion is as good as No religion.

Superficially Intellectual

Lord, I have no power to fight off Satan without You alone leading me.  Help me recognize when he is driving my soul.  Help me to keep my eyes on You and love as  You have loved. Amen!


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