Get thee Behind Me Satan – How Jesus Addressed Devilish Wisdom

“Get thee Behind Me Satan” – How Jesus addressed Devilish Wisdom

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

This is what Jesus said when he heard Peter give him Devilish wisdom. Peter told Jesus that He didn’t want Jesus going to the Cross. In Peter’s mind, Peter was going to help Jesus win and help him fight the Pharisees. Jesus called him Satan and said “Get thee Behind Me”

Satan Got in Front of Eve because Eve got in Front of Her Authority instead of Behind Him

Satan spoke to Eve because he knew he could play on her pride. Instead of staying behind her husband Adam, she got in front of him. Then satan was able to tempt her with even more false wisdom and get her to doubt the Word of God.

When you get in front of your leader, satan can get in front of you.
When you get behind your leader, you can tell satan to get behind you.🌳🍎🐍

When wives get in front of their husbands, or disciples get in front of their shepherds, it’s often because Satan is trying to get in front of them both.

Unlike Adam to Eve, Jesus did not let Peter get in front of Him. He discerned that it was Satan working thru Peter, and he told him to ” Get behind me satan…”

Discerning Wisdom

True wisdom is always seeking and finding ways to obey God.

Devilish wisdom is always coming up with “smart and safe excuses” to disobey God.

Watch out for people passing you devilish wisdom that think they are helping you out.

Defining Offense

Notice that Jesus is also giving a picture perfect definition of the word “offense” in the Bible. Its not an issue of emotional harmony at all (Jesus was still friends with Peter).

In reality, biblical offense is an issue of disobedience to God based on your affection for man’s ways over God’ Kingdom. An offense is a “stumbling block” off the path of obedience in God. (I talked more about this common misunderstanding, and the effects of it here).

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