Why did Jesus come? Bring social justice? Spread love? To provide an example? Yes, in some ways, but what is His primary work? His primary work is to destroy the works of the devil through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit! When God saves His people, he not only forgives them and supplies, beauty for ashes, He also restores their souls and reclaims everything… Not only does He become their physician, but as the Great Physiscian, He also destroys things. And when you are born again, He never stops destroying. He is like a surgeon. He finds the thing that is hurting his patient. Then he gets out his cutting tools and removes it. He may have to cut deeply.
This text gives us five proofs of the love of God
- He delivers from lawlessness, v4-5
- He breaks the power of sin through our abiding, v6
- His righteousness teaches us to practice righteousness, v7
- He destroys the works of the devil, v8
- He will keep His seed alive, v9
Are the works of the Devil being destroyed in your life? Or, what do you think it would be like for you if God destroyed the works of the Devil? Because God is love, He destroys the works of the devil, “Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us that we should be called the sons of God.”