Christian Devotional – December 12, 2017

What is your opportune time? Not sure? Well, let’s look at Luke 4:1-13, specifically verse 13.

When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.
Luke 4:13 NASB

Jesus experiences temptation. Satan attacks Him and seeks to trip Him up. Three times Jesus quotes scripture to Satan and eventually Satan leaves Him and decides to wait for an “opportune time.” As we think about our lives and how we are tempted by Satan, do we realize that Satan knows the very best times to tempt us? He knows what circumstances we can experience that may result in us falling and choosing to sin.

Because Satan knows so much about us, we should be especially cautious, knowing when we are most vulnerable to an attack. Maybe it’s right after a major victory. Maybe it’s when we’re sad, or lonely, or feeling sorry for ourselves. Whatever the timing, Satan knows when his best chances are to make us stumble. Do we recognize that about ourselves? Do we see when we are vulnerable? Do we know when we need to be most on guard against attack? We should. Pray and ask God to help you see your weak points and blind spots so that you can pray and ask that those be strengthened through faith and reliance in Jesus Christ.

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