Last time we looked at the reasons we should choose God as our master. Now we will look into the second choice for a master; that is Satan.
Some might think that no one chooses Satan as their master; however those who think that way are wrong. Maybe a person doesn’t make that choice directly but an examination of scripture will show that by not choosing God, you are automatically making the choice for Satan.
To begin with, read Romans 4:11. There the Bible says “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Even those that profess to be atheists will one day acknowledge the sovereignty of the God of heaven.
So just who is Satan a master or father to? He is father to those who are wicked. In the parable of the wheat and tares Jesus makes this statement: “The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one” (Matthew 13:38). Notice here that Jesus only two groups of children; those of the kingdom and those of the wicked one. If the father is wicked then so are his children.
Satan is also father to those who do not love Christ. Speaking to the Jews, Jesus said of them “Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me” (John 8:42). Since these obviously did not love Jesus their father is not God but Satan.
Lastly, Satan is father to those who are enemies of righteousness. Talking to Elymas the sorcerer, the apostle Paul says this: “O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?” Satan is father to anyone who would dare pervert the right ways of God. That includes those who deny its truth as well as those who lead others astray by a false gospel.
Enough scriptures have been given to show that there are only two choices for a master/father. Someone has said that even if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. Decide on God, if you haven’t already, before it is too late.
In Christ, Steve Preston