“Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the World.”
Well, my Mother always spoke to the Devil! “Get thee behind me Satan!” I learnt at a young age that there is evil and there is good but if I would trust in God, who is more powerful than the Devil, I will be fine. It was more than just saying “Get thee behind me Satan!”. I learned as a little girl that my mind was always tossing up good and evil thoughts, seeking to fight back against temptations to be disrespectful or disobedient. I knew at a young age that there was a special blessing of long life, joy and peace if I choose to obey God and not my feelings. I learnt that the Devil had no control over me, unless I let him.
There was a little song we learnt at Sunday School, which in my view, was quite popular.
It goes like this:
“Get thee behind me Satan, Get thee away. I don’t want anything to do with you today. Get thee Behind me Satan, Get thee away. I want to be a Christian Soldier and I want to learn to pray”.
My Mom, knew the word of God, so she knew that the one who lived within us was mightier than the evil one. She knew that we (those who truly believe in Christ), through the Holy Spirit, can overcome any temptation, hence we can boldly say “Get thee behind me Satan”!
Application: May we be mothers who read the word of God and seek to understand and believe it. Part of understanding God’s word is applying it when having discussions with our children, when disciplining and guiding them towards safe living, living outside of the devil’s clutches. Assist your children in memorizing this verse: 1 John 4:4; “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the World.
More lessons on Saturday…..