Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:7-8

Since the beginning, the devil has sinned. That doesn’t shock anyone. But when we ponder that the devil was made by God and that he turned to sin even before he led mankind astray, it becomes a bit sticky.

Why would God create the rebellious devil to begin with?

Why would God save sinners like us to begin with if we are going to keep on practicing sin? The devil is just our primeval bad example, always there to remind us of our worst instincts to do what goes against the Lord.

Jesus appeared to destroy the works of the Devil. Let us not be deceived.

Ethan Kirl