Everyone of us needs to have a defense for the many attacks we face in this life. We never know what life is going to throw at us, but we can be ready to handle it if our relationship with God is strong. I have heard about the defense system our country has in place to defend us against attacks from our enemy nations all my life. With each new technological advance, our defense system has gotten even better I am told. The defense department is continually working to keep us in a safe, secure, and free nation. My Bible reading this morning talked about our defense system in God. We are reminded in 1 John 4:4 that He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world. We will always face opposition when we do good things for God. We continually have to trust our defense system to take care of us and that it is always strong and secure. (1 Corinthians 16:9 Because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.) We have to learn to stand strong in the authority given to us by Jesus and not spend all our time fighting against Satan in order to serve God. The best way to overcome Satan and his demons is simply to stay in God’s will by obeying His Word. God will work things out according to His divine plan and purpose. Spend time this morning updating your defense system and then go serve God today. See what a successful, secure, and effective day you will enjoy. Pastor Don [image: image.png]