“The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. (Psalm 93:1)
The Lord reigns. He is on His throne and He reigns. The presence of God is majestic and He is in complete control of this world. The Devil is a prince who will never rule over the earth or heaven either for that matter. God has unlimited power as there is nothing He cannot do if He so chooses. The Devil is limited in power and scope. He needs God permission to do anything, and thus God keeps him from bringing temptations beyond our scope. He, the Devil, wants to sift us like wheat but he can only go so far and no further. With every attempt the Devil makes to carry us away, God provides a means of escape.
Flee the Evil One we are told. Stay away for him and his angels. Avoid contact with people and places under his control. His influence is strong but not as strong as God. Still, God warns us to leave the Devil alone. With Jesus, we should be saying “Get behind me, Evil One.” In spite of all the Devil’s efforts, the world cannot be moved. The Evil One cannot bring the world down or end it, only God can do that. He and He alone is robed in majesty. The Evil One has no belt of strength. Like a serpent, he cannot rise up to God’s head and only with man can he reach their feet. Make no mistake, the robed one will smash the Devil’s head.
Task for Today: Remind yourself of who is running this planet and the space around it. Visualize the God of heaven robed in His majesty. Carry that image with you as you go out into the world which contains the Evil One. No doubt he will tempt you. You belong to the one who will stomp his head. Your God wears a belt of great strength, and He is robed indicating that He and He alone is Lord of Lords and King of Kings.