Tuesday, March 5, 2019

“Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.” They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery.”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭8:9-11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Simon used the power of evil spirits to cast harmful spells on people but was referred to as “The Great Power of God” by his followers. Nothing could be further from the truth! Simon sought to gain more power for himself by any means necessary, going so far as to offer money to Peter and John in what he hoped would be an exchange for the same Holy Spirit power possessed by the apostles. Believers, be on guard for those using Christianity to promote selfish ambition.

“Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.”

‭‭James‬ ‭3:15-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬🚦

##selfishambition #snakebite #evilpractice #demonic #Devotionals #stoplightdevotionals

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