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Those That Satan Has Bound #2

Charles Box

 

Satan Has Bound Some With Religious Ignorance. Satan does not want you to study the Bible for if you do you will find spiritual light and understanding. “The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130). Satan does not want you to study the Bible for if you do you will acquire spiritual knowledge. “For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6). Satan does not want you to study the Bible for if you do you will be able to abide in God’s word. “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). Since Bible study is so important, how could a person be so negligent and indifferent toward it? Satan has bound many in religious ignorance, but, “the Lord raises those who are bowed down.”
Satan Has Bound Some With Indifference.  Because God and His work are so important we cannot afford to be indifferent in our service. By "indifferent” I mean, “of middle quality, having only a moderate degree of excellence, ordinary.” Our work for God demands more. Read the words of Matthew 22:34-40. “But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. Then one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing Him, and saying, Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” We cannot afford to be indifferent in our work for God. Satan has the “indifferent” bound but, “the Lord raises those who are bowed down.”

Satan Has Bound Some Through Abortion. In the United States, it is legal for a physician to kill a baby for social reasons at any time prior to birth. You can call it abortion but murder by any other name is still murder. The Bible condemns abortion. Although the word “abortion” is not in the scriptures, God’s word speaks very clearly about it. God warned Noah’s descendants that murder would be punished. “Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:6). God hates those who shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16-17). Abortion is murder. Satan has bound many by abortion, but “the Lord raises those who are bowed down.”
Satan Has Bound Some With Gambling. Gambling is motivated by characteristics of selfishness, covetousness and greed (Luke 12:15, Romans 12:10). Gambling demands a trust in chance and material things rather than a trust in God and His will (Matthew 6:19-34, Luke 12:13-21). Gambling is contrary to both the first and second greatest commandments (Matthew 22:37-40). Gambling goes against God’s work ethic and is not good stewardship (Ephesians 4:28, Galatians 6:9-10). Gambling violates the Golden Rule. “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12). Satan has bound many with gambling, but, “the Lord raises those who are bowed down.”

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