Do not give the devil a place (Ephesians 4:27).
Three questions, but first a clarification. One translation says not to give the devil a “foothold.” That’s a very odd image, as if the devil is climbing up a rock face. The word is topos, a generic word for place.
- Who is the devil?
- What kind of place does the devil want?
- How do we avoid giving the devil a place?