The Devil is a Bully
My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in (Psalms 22:12 NLT).
If you are familiar with astronomy, the constellation, Taurus the bull, is present now in our nighttime sky. The Lord is reminding us to take charge in our lives. We are to learn to seize authority this month over the devil and His bullying ways. How do we do this? Certainly not in our own strength but the strength we find only in the Lord. The Jesus in you is as strong as an ox!
The one characteristic of bullies, both male and female, is their love of oppression. They enjoy tormenting their target, whether by physical strength or emotional manipulation. Kids face bullies in pre-school through high school. Cyberbullying is all too common today through the Twitter universe and Facebook rants. The God of this world is satan, and oh how he loves to control our thoughts and actions.