On the high places, the devil

Then the devil led him up to a high place … Then the devil brought him to Jerusalem, had him stand on the highest point of the temple …
Luke 4.5, 9 NET

On the high places also does the devil throw down his temptations at us. At the peaks of life he comes to offer us the easy way and the show of pride.

It is there that we must humbly hand him a word of God to repel him, a pronouncement from heaven, and not a thought or deed of our own.

Blessed God, show us where and how the devil comes, that we might better resist him.

On high the devil comes,
to whisper in our ear,
and lowly we speak a Word
for him to disappear.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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