Posted in Christianity

Satan Wants Us to Remain Ignorant

I have been employed with the same employer for thirty-four years and four months but worked within various agencies in different positions. In each position description there were specific duties outlined.

Some consequences for not performing or not following rules that govern my behavior are termination, suspension and other actions.

Pin on Words

Are we adhering to the Bible, the spiritual position description, as rules of behavior on our jobs? Do we look over our shoulders in fear of breaking rules of mankind? Do we give God respect and fear Him or do we think out of sight out of mind? Why is it difficult to be dedicated to Him like our jobs?

Is our worship authentic when we are late to service? What about rushing the minister to finish his sermon so we can go home to rest? Sadly, some cannot get home fast enough to engage in gossip about other members. This happened to me when a Christian pocket dialed my cell phone not long after a worship service. I missed the call but my voicemail recorded their entire negative conversation about me and my spiritual endeavors.

I was disappointed hearing their words but did not feel hatred. Instead, I prayed for them to repent and chose not to share the recording with them. Why? I understood they are imperfect people like me and shared recording only with my husband.

Daily Devotional – 2/12/16 “Love the hell out of them!” – Lakisha, the  Author

The condition of our minds and souls are between us and God. I prayed for them to repent because Satan wants us to remain ignorant of Matthew 7:15. Have you ever wasted intellectual energy on gossipers? Would you have allowed them to hear the recording? Why? Why not?

Satan wants us to be ignorant to the word of God and more knowledgeable in our secular endeavors. He wants us to fall asleep during worship service but stay awake eight hours and perhaps overtime on our secular jobs. He wants us to love darkness and hate converted Christians.

I studied and learned requirements of each position to fulfill my employers’ expectations and performed my duties well. I do not intentionally be late for work because tardiness affects me mentally, so we should have the same mentality about worship service because it affects our relationship with God and the salvation of our souls.

49 Bible verses about Family Problems

In Hosea 4:6 we read…

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee…I will also forget thy children.”

FINAL THOUGHTS

Satan wants to keep us ignorant of God’s word and behave in ways of unbecoming converted Disciples of Christ. We should never put ourselves in positions of secular and spiritual comparison. In doing so we get promoted on earth and our souls get demoted to Hell on the Judgment Day. It is perfectly ok to have successful careers just not allow them to be priority over our lives in Christ.

PERSONAL QUOTE

We obey laws of men with fear of going to jail and disobey God’s laws with no fear of going to Hell. — Tangie T. Woods

Author:

Christian Blogger, Wife, Mother and Grandmother (2 granddaughters)

11 thoughts on “Satan Wants Us to Remain Ignorant

  1. to accuse satan by building another entity opposed to God means to create a second god to take responsibility and accuse any “satan” of our ignorance, our fear and so on. etc. but the reality that Jesus revealed is what dwells in our hearts, not external entities that manipulate us, we are the cause of our evils and of letting ourselves be manipulated by other men

    Like

    1. Satan influences us to sin without having the power to make us sin. We choose to yield to his devices and demonic force instead of fleeing. Ephesians Chapter Six tells us to put on the whole armour of GOD so may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of GOD, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand, etc… Our ignorance comes from lack of studying GOD’s Word. Agree GOD knows our minds/hearts but our behavior can also reveal what is in our minds/hearts. Have a good day/night and remain safe.

      Like

  2. What an amazing article and I love the way you are so strong in your faith and encourage us all. And you left me in admiration of your gesture. As someone who is strong in faith myself, this article Only strengthened my belief ❤️.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Keyne, thank you for your encouraging words and letting me know the blog met its objective to encourage others as you all encourage me to remain steadfast in the faith regardless of what happens. Have a great day/night and remain safe.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Great article. By you not confronting the gossiper shows your beautiful maturity and confidence in the Lord. Praying or her was the right thing to do! Thanks for reminding us we don’t always have to confront, a better option is prayer and obedience in the Lord. With these choices you are praying for Father to intervene in that person’s life for healing and deliverance from being a gossiper.
    I love your quote: “We obey laws of men with fear of going to jail and disobey God’s laws with no fear of going to Hell.” — Tangie T. Woods

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Georgetta, doing the right thing must always supersede our emotions but I admit is is not always easy because emotions can be powerful to encourage ungodly behavior. Sadly, instead of fleeing Satan’s influence we some times yield to it and I am so thank for the sacrificial death of Jesus for the remission of our sins. Have a great day/night and remain safe.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.