Lacking Imagination

Every week our Senior Pastor does a Bible study with the staff.  We are using John Stott’s commentary on Acts.  This was one of my favorite passages today:

Something else I have learned about [Satan] is that he is peculiarly lacking in imagination.  Over the years he has changed neither his strategy, nor his tactics, nor his weapons; he is still in the same old rut.  So a study of his campaign against the early church should alert us to his probable strategy today [physical persecution, moral subversion, and professional distraction].  If we are taken by surprise, we shall have no excuse.

-Stott, John (1994).  The Message of the Acts.  IVP Academic.