The devil is not a symbol or legend; he is very real. Originally Satan was an angel of God, but through his own pride, he became corrupt. The devil is Godís enemy, an she constantly tries to hinder Godís work, but he is limited by Godís power and can do only what he is permitted to do.
The Name Satan means accuser. Satan loves to pursue believers who are vulnerable in their faith, who are spiritually weak, and/or who are isolated from other believers.