Does the Devil have Claws?
The devil can take many forms. When he tempted Adam and Eve, he was a serpent. But remember, Satan is an angel and once was an angel of light. So he probably doesn't look like the funny costumes we see at Halloween (all red, with horns and a pitchfork). Instead, the devil usually tries to look like something good and beautiful. Remember, Satan is he father of lies, so he is usually trying to trick us. He'll say that we don't deserve to be God's children an that we are not forgiven. But always remember that God is much stronger than Satan (it's not even a close contest), and God can keep us safe from Satan.
Yet I am not surprised! Satan can change himself into an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)
Job 1:6-13; 2:1-7; Luke 11:4; John 8:44; James 4:7
Can the devil hurt me? Is the devil more powerful than God?
Note to parents
When children hear about Satan, they may wonder if he can hurt them physically. Of course that's possible, but Satan's attacks are usually much more subtle and focused on keeping people far from God. Usually he tries to get us to center our lfe around anything but God and to ignore God's commands. Explain to your child that God beats the devil every time and that we can beat Satan too (resist his temptations) if we stay close to God. This means doing what God says, relying on him, and talking to him about everything in our life.
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