Me: Hello! Is this Satan?
Satan: Who wants to know?
Me: You’re worst nightmare.
Satan: Haha, oh really now?
Me: When I come in the name of Jesus Christ, I come in the name of everything you fear most. So please, let us get to the point of this discussion.
Me: It is often said among Christians, “Oh! It’s alright! The Christian race is a marathon and not a sprint.”
Satan: Your point?
Me: Hebrews 12 does say that we run a race, but where does It say, “This race is not a sprint!”?
Satan: That’s a great question, but you’re looking too deeply! Wouldn’t you much rather walk comfortably at your own pace?
Me: You know what? I’m going to call your bluff. Hebrews 12 not only says that we run a race, but It says that we are to, “Lay aside every weight and sin which so easily besets us!”
Satan: Hahaha, look around you! It’s so common for “Christians” to struggle with sin. Why let go of your sin if no one else is willing to let theirs go?
Me: Quiet, deceiver! Hebrews 12 tells us to, “Look unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”
Satan: Once again, your point?
Me: The Word yells, “SPRINT!”
Satan: Haha, hey now. Don’t get too passionate about thi-
Me: Not only does the Word yell, “SPRINT!”, but the Word reeks of Christ’s blood which yells, “FREEDOM!” Would you like to know why the Word yells, “SPRINT!”? Because Christ’s blood has given us, “FREEDOM!”
Satan: QUIET!!! Others might hea-
Me: WE ARE FREE!!! OUR SINS ARE DEAD!!! CHRIST CALLS US TO SPRINT!!!
As I put the telephone down, a smile glazes my face, but a solemn tear falls from my eye. Satan knows that he’s lost. It only saddens me that most Christians live as if he’s won.