I’m trying to be an organic gardener, but it isn’t easy. Yesterday, I picked some of my cauliflower and couldn’t eat it. The leaves were riddled with holes from some kind of worm, and when I pealed them back I could see them. I should have kept it dusted with pest control before it began to form the curds, but I’m trying not to poison myself. By not inoculating the plants against pest, it made them inedible anyway. I should have given them a chance to thrive by armoring them against the evil worm; then maybe I would have had something decent to eat.
Our salvation through Jesus is like pest control; he has disarmed the power of principalities of this world. We were dead in our sins but now, Satan and his cohorts no longer have dominion over us. Oh but they will cause us to think they still rule over us; that is why it is so important that we hold every thought captive and scrutinize it against what God says in his word. He will continue to try and ruin your testimony of faith by poking holes in it and luring you into sin; stand firm in your commitment, and stay dressed in God’s armor.
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. Colossians 2:13-15