Devil | Action | Love | Stagnation

“It was to undo all that the devil has done that the Son of God appeared” (1 John 3:8).

The story is told of a man who asked the question, “What is the devil?” Before anyone could reply, the man supplied his own answer. “The devil,” he said, “is not a huge monster with horns and a harpoon tail and a wicked glitter in his eye. No, the devil is inertia, doing nothing, following the lines of least resistance.”

The definition might not satisfy many theologians, but it makes the point: When Jesus asks us to turn our lives upside-down by following His example of radical love, and we respond by following the lines of least resistance, we’re in the…

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