Satan always operates under the premise that everyone has a price. It is the tactic of Satan to find out what that price is. I read an interesting illustration out of Randy Alcorn’s book, “Money, Possessions, & Eternity” –
Surrounded by wealthy socialites, a beautiful young woman sat at a dinner party on a luxury boat. To her surprise, a millionaire sitting near her passed her a note asking, “Would you go to bed with me tonight for ten thousand dollars?”
Blushing, the woman paused for a moment and then wrote back, “Yes.” A few minutes later the two left the party. When they were alone the man asked the woman, “Would you go to bed with me for ten dollars?”
Outraged, she asked him, “What kind of woman do you think I am?” Matter-of-factly he replied, “We’ve already determined what kind of woman you are. Now we’re just trying to find your price.”
Too often Satan is right, unfortunately. Many people are willing to surrender themselves and their principles to whatever god will bring them the greatest short-term profit. Be reminded of Ephesians 6:11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.