This is a pertinent question that God is asking this generation of Christians. There’s so much drive for success but can you succeed with success? As soon as you achieve some level of success, the devil unveils a new set of tactics against you, but this is when most Christians start to reduce their spiritual regimen. The devil didn’t tempt Jesus when he was still a young boy under the watch of Joseph and Mary, but he took his time until Jesus was anointed.
On another occasion in Luke 11:27-28, While Jesus was still preaching a woman said “Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.” But he said, “Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” He finished ministering in a particular place and the people sought to make him king but he refused however, many ministers of the gospel have been made kings like that. David fell into sin with Bathsheba because he had risen to the throne and he could excuse himself from the war at a time when kings go to war. In fact, if David weren’t the king of Israel, he wouldn’t have been able to send for another man’s wife.
These are the kinds of special temptations and satanic offers that will become available when you rise higher in life. There are certain things that a higher position and status in life will give you that you will need higher spiritual development to handle. If your spiritual development is low, a high position in life will make you an easier prey for the devil compared to when you were at a lower level of life.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for grace to rise above every temptation the enemy may bring in the place of my success in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Daniel 6:1-28, 2 Peter 3:1-18, Psalm 119:129-152, Proverbs 28:21-22