When He was being tempted by the devil, I thought it was interesting how Jesus was offered authority over the kingdoms of the world by the devil. As God’s son, you would think Jesus already had authority over the world. The truth is God has authority over everything, but the devil is given free reign to do what he wants. In this case, Jesus chose to not even acknowledge the devil’s role or abilities. By this example, we are to do the same. Satan only has control over us when we allow him to have that control. Jesus is our Lord and the Holy Spirit lives in us, which takes away any room for the devil to live in us. If we don’t give him room, he cannot take up residence in us.