‘A roaring lion’

Panay News - - OPINION -

He will crush your head. — Gen. 3:15

WHEN Je­sus was born, Satan knew that this new­born child would grow up to be­come the promised Mes­siah. Would Satan rea­son that tak­ing the life of a baby was go­ing too far? Satan has no no­ble code of ethics. And with re­gard to the child Je­sus, Satan did not hes­i­tate to act.

How? King Herod was greatly up­set when as­trologers in­quired about “the one born king of the Jews,” and he was de­ter­mined to kill him. (Matt. 2:1-3, 13) To make sure that the job was done, he or­dered the ex­e­cu­tion of all boys two years of age and younger who were liv­ing in Bethlehem and its districts. (Matt. 2:13-18) Je­sus es­caped death in that unimag­in­able slaugh­ter, but what does this tell us about our en­emy Satan?

It is ev­i­dent that the Devil places no value on hu­man life. He cer­tainly does not have a soft spot for chil­dren. Satan truly is “a roaring lion.” (1 Pet. 5:8) Never un­der­es­ti­mate his vi­cious dis­po­si­tion! w15 5/15 1:10, 12, 13

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