Broken World

In 1986 Gordon MacDonald was the president of InterVarsity Christian fellowship.  He was admired and respected by countless people throughout the Christian community. Within a year he had committed adultery and found himself a broken man.

By l988 he was on the long road to healing and wrote a book which dealt with his own brokenness, Rebuilding Your Broken World.  In this book, MacDonald shared an experience which took place several years before his adulterous relationship.

While on a college campus to speak at a commencement, he struck up a conversation with a school board member. After some pleasantries the new acquaintance asked. “If Satan were to blow you out of the water, how do you think he would do it?”

MacDonald answered, “I’m not sure I know. All sorts of ways, I guess. But I know there’s one way he wouldn’t get at me.”

“What’s that?” 

“He’d never get me in the area of my personal relationships. That’s one place where I have no doubt I’m as strong as you can get.” 

Satan is wise and powerful. 

That’s why Paul wrote, “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:12) 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward! 

Suggested Bible Reading

James 1:2-16

Prayer Guide 

Today as you pray …

Ask God to strengthen you in your weaknesses.

If you have fallen into sin, trust that the Lord is faithful to forgive you.

Ask the Lord to give you a new alertness to the potential dangers surrounding your life.