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Friday, December 28, 2012

I was dusting the big frames in our bedroom that hold the large pictures of our grandchildren.  I’ve never really noticed how dust forms before…on the horizontal pieces of the frames…but on the vertical places there is no dust.
It started me to thinking and I came to the conclusion that there is no place for the dust to rest on the vertical pieces. It just slides off onto the floor, evidently. 
Then this thought came to me:  The vertical direction is pointing upward to heaven or downward…there no in between.  The horizontal is neutral.  Hmmmmm  We don’t want to be neutral, that’s for sure!
Why are some people not as tempted by Satan as others?  It is because in their life, they have God’s Spirit dwelling in them and Satan has no resting place there.  Romans 8: 9-11; Romans 5:5; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 3:16.
I’ve heard it said that if you are not tempted much by Satan, it may be because he already has you.  That may be true in some cases but not necessarily so.  James 4:7  “…Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
I know that we have to be aware at all times that Satan can fool us as he did Eve in the garden, but may all of us who are Christians, so live each day…that Satan can find no resting place long enough to work havoc in our lives.    © Edna L. Ingram