I'm reading John 10 this morning in my Bible reading plan. John 10:10 says, "The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy." The "thief" is satan, right? (insert awkward pause here)
I don't think so. Read the whole chapter. Read Chapter 9 before it. None of it is talking about satan. Jesus is comparing himself to other leaders - probably Pharisees - (thieves) who were not shepherds of the people. I could be wrong and you can let me know if you think I am. In fact, set me straight if I'm going off track here.
But, man, it looks obvious to me this morning. I've heard whole sermons on how the thief is satan and his 3-part job description is to steal, kill and destroy. I've even taught it to people before. I feel ashamed and humbled. I also feel grateful to have access to God's Word and for the fact that I'm still learning it.
What is God teaching you as you read His Word lately?