Daily Lift – August 2, 2019

Unsuitable Place to Dwell

At First Peter Five, the apostle compares Satan to a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. While the lion has little occupation other than the hunting of prey, Satan has no other occupation than the destruction of the souls of humanity. Though the Lord through the Gospel gives us the power to defeat him, Satan will always return. We learn this from the Twelfth of Matthew, when the Savior taught that an unclean spirit, once gone out of a man, seeks to return. Finding the place empty, though swept and garnished, he and seven other spirits more wicked than himself return there to dwell. Had that poor soul filled his heart with the presence of the Lord, rather than nothing at all, the devil would have found it an unsuitable place to dwell.

Written by David Hayes Prophater