I just finished reading the book of Nehemiah, and noted all the attacks he faced. Evil always uses the same method of attacking any work of God.
- Scoffing – Nehemiah 2:19
- Mocking – Nehemiah 4:1
- Physical harm – Nehemiah 4:7-9
- Slander – Nehemiah 5:6-7
- Gain access to our leadership – Nehemiah 6:19
- Infiltrate our places of worship Nehemiah 13:5
- Destroy our godly families – Nehemiah 13:28
2 Corinthians 2:11 “So that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.”
Ephesians 6:10-13 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.”
Lord, give us Your wisdom to recognize the schemes of the evil one, help us to stand up against evil with Your truth and love. Forgive us for entertaining evil in our own hearts, in our homes and in our places of worship. Thank You that You forgive and restore because of the good future You have for those who love You. Help us to stay on Your path Lord!