Monday, September 22, 2008

Satan's Tools

St. James writes that guilt is powerful; "it can cloud one's vision and paralyze a person." She writes that Satan tempts us to sin and then accuses us with guilt and condemns us after we sin. She also writes that one of Satan's other tools is isolation - he separates us from Christian friends and mentors to lure us into temptation.

Temptation. Condemnation. Guilt. Isolation. These are powerful tools.

I have succumbed to all of Satan's tools. I have been tempted and gave in to temptation. I have been devastated by condemnation and guilt. I have isolated myself to avoid accountability.

As powerful as these tools are, God's tools are more powerful and can overcome Satan's measly tools. I just need to use the tools God provides me!

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