Day 15: Resist Evil

Today’s Scripture:

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:1-4

Additional Scriptures:
1 Peter 5:8-9
Luke 10:18-19
2 Corinthians 10:4

Prayer + Reflection

  1. Evil and darkness are in the world, as we must stand against them as Christians. Ask the Lord to give you discernment and the power to make the right choices today.
  2. Pray for the leadership in our church, community, schools, city, state and country. Ask God to raise up godly leaders who are wise and lead with righteousness.
  3. Ask God to stop evil that is happening over which you have no control (ie. crime, natural disasters), and pray you will find ways to help minister with righteousness in our community.

Family Moment

Read 1 John 4:4 together. It’s a relief to know that God is greater than this world. Give thanks that we have freedom and victory in Jesus over the challenges we face and evil that happens. Take turns sharing a challenge you had recently where you had to seek God’s guidance and discernment. Pray for the safety of another and thank God for his daily guidance.