Remix: Student Devotionals

Sin and Temptation: Week 3, Day 1

Day 1: Inside Job

David R. Munselle, 72, was an armored car courier picking up a deposit at a large mall in Texas. As he was leaving the mall through a freight tunnel as he had done many times before, Munselle was struck over the head with a blunt object three times. The thief took the courier’s bag and gun and drove off in a rented Jeep Cherokee.

A short time later, the police found the car burned to the ground in an attempt to hide evidence.

The strange thing about this robbery was that the thief who had hit the courier driver over the head and stole the money was the mall security guard, David Newsome, 32, who had escorted Munselle out of the mall to his armored vehicle many, many times. Newsome’s job was to protect Munselle.

Read 2 Corinthians 11:14-15.

Paul told the Corinthians that Satan disguises himself as an angel of light to gain entrance to where he wants to go. David Newsome did the same thing.

He put on the uniform and badge of a security guard, but his heart was bent on doing evil.

He looked good on the outside, but he was evil on the inside.

Satan is just like that. He loves to make that which is bad look good and that which is good look boring. As soon as he gets you by yourself, he clubs you in the back of your head and leaves you looking like a fool.

Don’t believe me? Ask Adam and Eve. Ask Samson, Ask David, and Bathsheba; the list goes on and on. Be on your guard, your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Don’t be deceived by him, or you will have many regrets.

Time Out:

List for me three things you could do to make sure that you are not a victim of Satan’s sneak attacks. Hint: (Have an accountability partner, write out your standards of lines you will never cross, etc.)

Look up John 8:44. What does Jesus say about Satan?

Look up Matthew 4:1-11. How did Jesus defeat Satan?

“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8