leave me alone (part two)



Luke 8:30-35

Luk 8:30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him.
Luk 8:31 And they began to beg him not to order them to depart into the abyss.
Luk 8:32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and the demonic spirits begged Jesus to let them go into them. He gave them permission.
Luk 8:33 So the demons came out of the man and went into the pigs, and the herd of pigs rushed down the steep slope into the lake and drowned.
Luk 8:34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they ran off and spread the news in the town and surrounding region.
Luk 8:35 So the people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus. They found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.

leave me alone (part two)

The community in which this man had lived had completely misunderstood him. The demons had turned him into someone that the community could only fear, and once Jesus changed that, the community was not ready to stop fearing him. This shows how deep Satan’s influence penetrates. If we dare to love someone out of their loneliness, it is going to take courage. Most people will not understand this kind of commitment.

LORD, give us courage to restore those whom Satan has damaged.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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