PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 8:34-39
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“The people… asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear.” (Luke 8:37)
So why did the demons insist on going into the pigs… scare tactics!
The goal of the Deceiver is to somehow turn us away from God.
Discouragement, distraction, deception, despair, and ultimately destruction.
Look at what happens: the man is cured, but the people can’t see it!
All they see is what happened to the pigs; they’re scared, and drive Jesus away.
This was why ‘Legion’ insisted on going into the pigs – to scare the people!
Why do unsettling or scary things happen in your life… the same reason!
Our spiritual enemy wants to undermine our connection to God any way they can.
Either through pleasures or fears, whatever it takes to distract and deceive you.
Thankfully God does not give up, and sends messengers (like this man) to point us to hope.
This man’s mission is to direct the people away from their fear to what God has done (v.39).
But the thing is, we need to decide who to listen to, whose messenger we will focus on.
Be aware of the distractions and fears that come at you today.
Remember to focus on Jesus, not the pigs.
Lord, I am constantly distracted and discouraged by feelings and fears. Send me plenty of reminders through my day of how great you are, and of all that you have done for me!