I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (Acts 20:29-32)
Paul warned the Ephesians with tears to be on guard. He knew that savage wolves, those who crave money and power, would come to destroy the flock. Satan connives and plans to destroy every church, every temple. Us. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.
What will save them and us from savage wolves? God and His Word of Grace. His Word gifts us with wisdom and encouragement and his inheritance gives love; adoption; forgiveness; righteousness; power, comfort and help from the Holy Spirit; and a mansion in heaven.
Father, I praise You for adopting me and giving me Your Word and inheritance. Help me discern wolves from sheep and protect me and my loved ones from those who allow the enemy to influence them. In Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.
4 thoughts on “Daily Devotional Acts 20:29-32 – What can we learn from Paul’s farewell to the Ephesian elders – Part 5 – Free online Bible study – Commentary in easy English – Day 639”
I don’t think about the enemy very much. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I thought about him when we first moved into the house. I felt like he was in my home and doing evil. It really terrified me. I told him he wasn’t welcome here many times. Now I feel my home is only full of peace and love. I am grateful that the Holy Spirit is here and protecting us. So, is it good or bad that I don’t think about Satan?
1 Peter 5:8-9 tells us that we need to actively resist the devil through faith. Ephesians 6:13-17 tells us, when the day of evil comes, we need to resist the enemy with God’s truth, righteousness, readiness that comes from the gospel of peace, and faith that that extinguishes all the flaming arrows of the evil one, salvation, and the word of God.
From those verses I think we are prepared for the enemy when we ask Jesus to save us, repent of our wrongdoings so we are righteous, not be in a state of worry and anger, have faith that God will help us fight the enemy, and study God’s word. I think we need to pray and affirm our faith to God. Therefore, it is good you don’t think about Satan but you should pray to keep evil out of your life. If you read those Scriptures maybe you’ll come to a different conclusion.
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I’m glad you enjoyed the post and hope you know how long and wide and high and deep God’s love is for you. I prayed for you and your family today. Blessings, Jody