“My beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” (I Cor 15:58)
The Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it’ (Gen 2:15). The woman should have been ‘a help-mate’ for Adam in this work. As she neglected her responsibility towards Adam, the devil lost no time in making use of her negligence to duty to make her busy in his own pernicious plans. True, the mind (and also the body) is the devil’s workshop. If we are not busy in God’s business, we will be busy in the devil’s business. “At the time when kings go forth to battle,…David tarried still at Jerusalem” (II Sam 11:1). This utter negligence to his duty soon made David an adulterer and murderer, the stain of which sin clings to him eternally (Read II Samuel 11th chapter).
Let us labour with Jesus in His garden, the Church. The devil will come after us only if we are slothful in labouring or suffering in the Church. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (I Pet 5:8). “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin” (I Pet 4:1).
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion