Permission Slips

  • May 29, 2015
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Hi, I'm Joni Eareckson Tada and I love it when my nephews come to our house. They’re such good little boys. They ask for permission to be excused from the table, to watch a DVD, or to play outside. I was thinking about this idea of "asking permission" when I was reading where Jesus says, “’Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat.” Now the devil didn’t ask God's permission out of politeness. He had to, he was required to get permission – Satan is fully aware that Jesus Christ is the ultimate authority. Boy, that’s good to know -- evil can only raise its ugly head where God deliberately backs away for specific reasons – reasons that are wise and good, even if hidden for this present life. So take heart. The devil can’t touch you unless God permits him… and if God permits it, there’s a good reason.

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