What Is He Thinking?

Q. Satan knows God well since he was his top Angel at one point, knows the Bible well since he quoted scripture to Jesus when he was trying to tempt Him. So why does Satan think an outcome other than what the Bible states will happen? I guess my thinking is if Satan is a higher being than humans and me being a sheep of a human reading Gods’ word now knows exactly how the future will unfold…what’s the deal with Satan? He knows God doesn’t lie and God has stated Satan’s demise step by step. Satan can’t possibly think he will be able to out maneuver God, especially after the Millennium seeing how everything has unfolded exactly as God has said.

A. There’s a lot going on in Satan’s mind that we’re not privy to. Based on what we do know, the only logical explanation is that he thinks he can prove God wrong. Ezekiel 28:17 says his heart became proud because of his beauty and he corrupted his wisdom because of his splendor. This means he can no longer think right. There have always been men among us whose self will was so strong they thought they could impose it above all others. Satan is an extreme example of this, in that he thinks he can impose his will above God’s.

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