Scripture Reading: Hebrews 2:14
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil
Reflections: The author of Hebrews calls our attention to the way in which Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection shattered the power of the devil and removed him as the center of power in the universe. When Christ died, it gave the appearance of a victory for Satan, at least in the beginning. This, however, did not last for very long. On the third day after being put to death, Jesus Christ triumphantly rose from the grave. He successfully displaced Satan’s power (Colossians 2:25) and obtained ownership of the keys to hell and death. (Hebrews 2:14). This victory of Jesus, which the author of Hebrews refers to as “destroying him that had the power of death,” made it very clear that the devil is no longer in a position to decide what will happen to people in the future. Easter is a wonderful time to reflect on the fact that the devil does not control your future. Don’t ever allow him! Happy Easter Monday!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for ensuring that the devil can never determine my fate.
Confession: The devil can’t determine my fate.