Drive the Devil Crazy
James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Count: Gk. hegeomai
(hayg-eh’-om-ahee) count, comes from ago
(ag’-o) to have, to hold in mind. Keep in mind. This aorist imperative verb tells us to make an urgent and immediate choice. Make it happen, don’t just try. Do it now!
Divers: Gk. poikilos (poy-kee’-los) various in character – divers, manifold.
Temptations: Gk. peirasmos (pi-ras-mos’) a trial or adversity.
Note: God doesn’t lead us into temptation (James 1:13-14), but He is always with us, so we can rejoice, even in the midst of trials, knowing that the Lord will bring us out on the other side.
Psalm 63:5-6 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:  When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Marrow and fatness: the richest or choice part and abundance.
Remember: Heb. zakar (zaw-kar’) be mindful, bring to remembrance, think on.
Meditate: Heb. haga (haw-gaw’) to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication to ponder – imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, study.
My joy immediately comes to mind when various trials come, because I know God will see me through. Like David, I don’t lose any sleep because of it. David praised God when he went to bed and meditated on Him in the night watches.
It brings the richest and most satisfaction to my soul when I think and meditate on my God. At night, instead of thinking about my problems, I ponder on God’s goodness as I fall asleep. It always makes me sleep better and it drives the devil crazy!
God bless you my friend,