18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, ‘Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.’ 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed. Mark 5:18-20
This man had been possessed by a legion of demons. He used to live among the tombs. People had tried to chain him but he would rip the chains apart and break the irons on his feet. Jesus shows up, the demon lays eyes on him and immediately begins begging for mercy. ‘What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!’ Demons, like us, believe that there is one God, and apparently they shudder at his name (James 2:19).
Evil is not something to be feared, no because Jesus is bigger than it. Remember that the devil prowls around LIKE a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour (1 Pet 5:8), but actually Jesus IS the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev 5:5). Remember greater is he who is in us than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). Do not fear evil, fear the one who is greater than all. Remember that one day every knee will bow before him and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. And remember, “every” means “every”! Pick one of these verses to read, memorize and meditate on today.