Memorise: That no flesh should glory in his presence. 1 Corinthians 1:29
Read: 1 Samuel 18: 5-9
Bible in one year: Job 35-37
Another tool Satan can use to derail you from your trip to Heaven is the friend you trust. It is good to have friends - good and God-fearing ones at that. Yet, you have to deal cautiously with such friends so that you don't fall if the devil decides to use them. Learn from the relationship between Jesus and Peter. Peter was very close to the Master and loved Him greatly. One day, Peter received a revelation from God and Jesus openly commended him. When the devil saw this, he immediately used the same Peter in a bid to derail God's plan for Jesus (Matthew 16: 15-17, 21-23). Be watchful of prayer warriors! If the devil sees that they are used of God to strengthen and direct you, he might want to speak through them to derail you. You shall not fall into Satan's trap!
Moreover, another tool Satan can use to derail you is people showing gratitude. It is good to be grateful. But if the devil knows that you like to be appreciated a lot, he may use someone who is very, very grateful and at the end, it will be a different story. There are some grateful ladies who started by just going to thank the pastor for the way the Lord used him to bless, help or deliver them. They kept going to thank them until they were a little too grateful, and before long, they got pastor into adultery. Beware of very grateful people! One way out of this is to point the fellow to the One who did the miracle - God. He will not share His glory with anyone else, not even the vessel He used! In 1 Samuel 18:5-9, after David defeated Goliath by God's backing, the women were so grateful that they composed a song of praise just to say, Thank you to David. From that day, that song created problems for David and he knew no rest for several years. Never allow those who are praising you to derail your trip to Heaven!
Key point: When men thank you, never receive it, simply forward it to God. It is to save your neck.