Empathy for The Devil
The Devil gets a bad rap. Seriously. Throughout all the stories about him, he always seems to be set to fail. God elevated him for his beauty (nevermind that vanity sin), built him up then uses him as a tool to test Job and tempt Jesus. That is the key to looking at Lucifer as something other than the two horned, tailed fire-red skinned demon.
The Devil can only do what is permitted by his creator. The Devil can do nothing more than that of which is in God's plan and He has control over him at all times. That brings up something else.
Ha-satan is the lynchpin for The Fall of Man. He was destined to rebel and wind up in a talking snake in the Garden of Eden. The Fall of Man has to occur to get to the need for the blood sacrifice of the messiah.
The Devil is cursed and spit upon, but he is merely doing his job, like all the rest in the Divine Plan. Lucifer is the workhorse of biblical construction. He may not even like his job all that much, but he is compelled to do it, ultimately and without protest.
Lift a pint to him, tonight.
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