Is the devil really our enemy, or is our ego the real enemy? What better way to massage our ego than to believe the devil is responsible for our bad behavior? What we call the “devil” may very well just be us.
The devil is more likely metaphorical than literal. The devil is likely a construct of our mind to explain why bad things happen. We have inherent weaknesses, so why shouldn’t we be prone to doing bad things, without there being a devil to blame.
The ego is the real enemy. The ego, as in the part of us that’s quick to take offence. The part of us willing to cheat others for our own gain. The part of us that we argue with. The part of us that tells us we’re not good enough. The part of us that tells us we’re better than we really are.
It’s all motivated by fear. Fear of death. Fear of not being loved. Fear of not mattering.