I don’t know about you, but in my life seems the devil loves Mondays. In his three-fold despicable heinous awful horrendous 3-fold mission to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10), he seems to attack and tempt me extra hard on Mondays especially in the mornings.
Seems he wants desperately to get my focus off of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible and to get me off track from fulfilling God’s will for the week to come. Ugh, Mondays can be hard and yucky to be honest!
But the good news concerning the devil is that no matter when and no matter how hard he attacks and tempts us, we can live victoriously through faith in Jesus and living in obedience to the Lord!
Please find encouragement in dealing with the devil in the following verses:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” 1 Peter 5:8-9 NKJV
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:7-8 NKJV
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Cor. 10:4-5 NKJV
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—” Eph. 6:10-18 NKJV