31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
-Satan. He’s been called the Great Adversary, and with good reason. Not to make light of the negative influences of the world and our own flesh, but if one single being could be held responsible for leading a multitude of souls to Hell, it would be him. Here in Luke 22, Jesus gives us some important insight into Satan’s character when He tells Peter why Satan wants him; to sift him as wheat. Allow that imagery to play out in your mind. Satan doesn’t want us so he can make things difficult for us or to make us fearful of him, he wants nothing less than our absolute destruction. It is said that the first rule of warfare is to know your enemy. Know this; where the Lord God is very compassionate and longsuffering, Satan is completely devoid of mercy and forbearance. He will do everything he can to completely tear you apart every chance he gets.