The Meddler

But the serpent was shrewder than any animal of the field that Adonai Elohim made. So it said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from all the trees of the garden’?”

Genesis 3:1

The enemy of our souls continually meddles in our lives. He wants to thwart God’s plan for us and is relentless in his efforts to do so; always engineering ways to do so. The Apostle Peter said, “the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, searching for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). There is nothing he wouldn’t do to rob us of God’s redemptive plan and the salvation promised to us who call on the name of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). Every decision we make faces the meddlesome efforts of the enemy and, when not weighed through the Holy Spirit, may be corrupted by the desires of the flesh.

This fallen nature of ours is very vulnerable to the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). The Meddler need not expend much effort in thwarting God’s plan if we allow those things to drive us. For this reason, we must remain in prayer and remain vigilant so that we are not led astray. Thankfully, we have a Father who, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

We all fall short of the glory of God and we make mistakes; at least I do, daily. Thankfully, our heavenly Father is gracious to forgive. He is our “ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:2). He makes it clear that we should not fear because “AdonaiTzva’ot is with us” (Psalm 46:8,12). Though the enemy meddles in our lives, God will never fail us nor abandon us (Deuteronomy 31:8; Hebrews 13:5). For our part, we must endeavor to keep our lives free of the love of the things of the world, be content, make the Kingdom of God our priority, and live in shalom with one another. We must do all that we can, through the power of the Ruach (Spirit) to live holy lives and not give way for the enemy to meddle.

Let us continually worship our God, bow down, kneel before our Maker, not harden our hearts (Psalm 95:7-8), and encourage one another to live according to His Word. Be strengthened and strengthen each other in the Word of Adonai our King!


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