Scripture for today: 2 Cor. 10:4
When it comes to bad guilt, whether it’s self-inflicted or driven by others, the devil himself is the ultimate source. As stated on greatbiblestudy.com, “Guilt is one of Satan’s biggest weapons against us. It tears us down, it makes us feel dirty, unworthy, and robs us of our faith and confidence in Jesus Christ.”
Guilt to Satan is like blood in the water to a shark. Given the opportunity, he will close in and mount an attack. If he can’t destroy you, he’ll settle for debilitation by way of a stronghold.
As Paul writes, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Cor. 10:4).
The word for stronghold means fortress, which says the enemy will do anything he can by way of spiritual warfare. He will build a barrier around your guilt to make sure you can’t let it go. He knows he can’t take away your salvation but will do anything in his power to hinder your testimony and steal your joy – guilt being one of his favorite weapons.
God in no way intends for you to limp around in the valley of guilt when you could be scaling the mountains of sanctification and service. If your desire is to break free from the chains of shame that bind you, resist the devil, demanding in Jesus name that he flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.