How the devil uses good people

The devil uses good people. It’s all about availability.

If you give yourself to the devil and the devil sees an opening, he’ll enter and take advantage.

and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:27

A good example is King Saul. The Bible says an evil spirit possessed him, and the evil spirit made him try and kill David.

Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him. 1 Samuel 16:14

But one day when Saul was sitting at home, with spear in hand, the tormenting spirit from the LORD suddenly came upon him again. As David played his harp, 1 Samuel 19:9

Saul hurled his spear at David. But David dodged out of the way, and leaving the spear stuck in the wall, he fled and escaped into the night. 1 Samuel 19:10

Another example is Peter.

Jesus told Peter to pray so the devil won’t have power over him.

Peter couldn’t stand the test of time because he didn’t spend time praying.

The lack of prayer allowed the devil to use him to deny Jesus. He denied Jesus three times.

The devil still uses good people today. The devil can use Christians who are careless and not prayerful.

The devil uses Christians to disrupt God’s plan and purpose. He uses them to create discord and confusion among people.

The devil likes to use overzealous and hypocritical Christians to cause havoc among God’s people.

Therefore, Christians should be watchful at all times by praying regularly so that the devil does not have power over them.

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7