A wonderfully personal God vs a terribly impersonal devil - Mark 5:9

Jesus had many, many life changing interactions with various people throughout the Bible but one that has always stuck with me was the very intense conversation with a bunch demons that had possessed a man in the start of Mark 5. There are just so many layers and lessons from this one interaction but I'd like to focus on what the demons said about their name - legion. Mark 5:9 "Then He (Jesus) asked him (demons), “What is your name?” And he (demons) answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” Demons are agents of the devil; a devil who is so impersonal and hateful that he named his own agents "legion, for they are many". How little does the devil care about his followers? How impersonal and expendable to him are those who do his bidding? It's absolutely heartbreaking.


On the flip side, what does God say to His followers?

Isaiah 43:1 - “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine."

Jeremiah 1:5 - “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

John 14:2-3 - Jesus said "In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."


While the call of sin is very tempting just ask yourself, would you rather be considered so worthless and expendable that you don't even get a name, or would you prefer following God who's ever forgiving, ever lasting and literally is love (1 John 4:8).

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