Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hey Mack, Wana Buy A Watch?

If you have never visited a big city such as New York City, Boston, or Philadelphia, let me give you a little piece of advice just in case you do: Beware of people who stop you on the street and ask you questions. Granted, there are a lot of nice people in big cities who may have legitimate questions, but unfortunately there are also many peddlers and thieves on the street. They are professional con artists, and once they stop and get your attention, you are hooked into their scam. It is like phishing on the computer. Hackers are constantly sending us SPAM through email. They have gotten very good at their craft. They can make your Email message look very official and legit. But there could be a very damaging virus on the other end waiting to attack your computer or steal your personal info. Sometimes the best thing to do is simply delete it, ignore it, and move on.

Satan is like a hacker or peddler. He is constantly sending us "SPAM", trying to entice us to click on it. We should also simply ignore Him, for He is very good at his craft as he has had thousands of years to perfect it. Like the ultimate hacker, he can manage to stay one step ahead of us or any virus protection we can install on our own. But there is one virus scanner he can't elude: Jesus Christ. No matter how cunning or what new tricks Satan may learn, Jesus is just simply better and able to keep him in check. Have you "installed" Jesus in your life? It is not enough to just do it once. Like real virus protection for our computer, we must constantly update it. The same is true with Jesus. The way we "update" Jesus is by constantly staying in touch with Him through prayer and studying His Word. I am so thankful that Jesus is running in my background and protecting me from Satan! Are you protected?

James 4:7 says, "Humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

Father, thank you for your protection against Satan. Help us to always keep our focus on You. In Jesus name, Amen.


  1. "Satan is like a hacker or peddler. He is constantly sending us "SPAM", trying to entice us to click on it."

    That is so good and so very true. Excellent analogy and great post!