Satan's Enemy

While I was reading the book I reviewed on Monday by David Jeremiah, I got to thinking about Satan.

A lot of times, we wrongly think that Satan is the enemy of good (as the world defines "good"). He isn't. Satan is the enemy of God, not good.

Satan would just assume everyone live under the illusion that their goodness is enough to gain them favor with God and others. In fact, I would guess that if God would give us a glimpse behind the scenes of much of the "good" going on in the world at this very moment we would find that its roots are satanic.

2 Corinthians 11:14 - "Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.

Of course, Paul goes on to say "Their end will be what their actions deserve."

"Good" apart from God is not good at all (See also Luke 18:19, 1 John 4:10-11). In fact, it's the rankest form of evil. Satan isn't the enemy of that.


chloeadele said...

I was talking about this very thing with Ben the other day. How Satan is really good at convincing us that what we're doing is good enough. Maybe even spurring us on to do more really good things. As long as we're not relying on God or asking for His help and guidance, Satan will almost help us do these things that make us feel like we're doing what we need to be doing to earn favor with God. Terrifying stuff.