As I sat there all I could think about was how Satan is so much like a fly...random I know but so true. He buzzes around our ears in the most annoying and persistent manner. He does not care if we swat at him, in fact it only encourages him to return to us and buzz more lies into our ears. All of our focus is often shifted to those buzzworthy lies and we are incapable of focusing on anything else. John 8:44 says "He (Satan) was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." Satan is incapable of speaking truth and his goal is to distract us so much that we use our own energy to defeat him. We get agitated and exhausted from never being able to squish the lies so we quit and allow the buzzing to become the noise we listen to! Today I read in Matthew 4 about Jesus temptation in the wilderness. In the midst of Jesus' exhaustion (from lack of food...read it! He fasted for 40 days...I can't fast for 40 minutes!) Satan came and began to buzz in His ear. Instead of using all His energy by swatting and throwing a fit He spoke truth amidst the lies. Jesus said "It is written..." and quoted scripture to defeat the lies of Satan. He used the ultimate fly swatter...the Word of God! And scripture says "Satan left Him!" What a challenge to you and I to stop believing those things we know are not true and squish Satan's buzzing lies with the word of God!
He's Big and I'm Little,