Jesus is speaking very clearly as he defines the roles of the devil (thief) and God in this very important verse.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10
These red letters that show the words of Jesus are always exciting and we know we have to pay particular attention whenever we see them. These words are life defining for us, and so much so, that this entire ministry is based on them.
The devil is out for our destruction in every way he can. If we see any devastation coming into our lives, it is coming from him. He is the source and the intent is to make us miserable, to steal our trust in God, to take our blessings, to keep us from trusting God, to suck our faith, to keep us ineffective, and ultimately to kill us.
God is working to give us a better life. He sent Jesus to save us from our sins, to heal us, deliver us, to give us a new and better covenant, to give us adoption, inheritance, and authority. Wow. God is the author of the good that come into our lives. He never sends evil on His children. His character is wholly good and trustworthy.
The devil is out for our destruction in every way
The enemy comes in to destroy and God brings us deliverance and healing. It’s just beautiful. In that process, no matter what has come against us, we can find that life of abundance. We can have peace that passes understanding. We can find victory. We learn to fight with full assurance of the resurrection power of Jesus as we use the authority of His name. We are no longer weak and vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy, but strong in the Lord.
God is the author of the good that comes into our lives
Stepping into the John 10:10 life is there for every believer. Join us on this journey that is transformational into having the life that God intended for us to live all along.