In the first chapter of the book of Job, Satan comes after Job to get him to denounce his faith and turn against the Lord. Even after the horrible events of that chapter, “Job did not sin” (1:21). The very first word of chapter 2 speaks volumes—“Again.” Satan was not done with Job. He came at him again in chapter two , but “in all this Job did not sin” (2:10). We see that word repeated when Satan was tempting Jesus. When Jesus failed to give in to Satan’s first two temptations, the Bible says, “Again, the devil took him up…” (Matt. 4:8). Satan was not done with Jesus. And even after these temptations, Satan would come back again (Luke 4:13).
Satan is relentless. He will keep coming and keep coming. What can we do? The word “again” is found another time in Matthew 4, when Jesus resisted the devil’s temptation by saying, “It is written again…” (4:7). When the devil comes at us “again,” we need to lean on the Word and quote the Word “again”! When we “resist the devil” again, “he will flee” again (Jas. 4:7). Your “again” is stronger than the devil’s “again” (1 Cor. 10:13; 1 John 2:14; 4:4))!