Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
How tempting of a meal are you for that prowling lion? Without diligence, discipline, and intentional watchfulness we put ourself on the menu.
We need to be alert and vigilant, not turning our back carelessly to our enemy.
Imagine a lion gets loose at the zoo and they can’t quite track down its location. I suspect the way you walk through that zoo as you head to your car is way different than if that lion was safely behind bars. You would be watchful, alert and at-the-ready. You would take that threat very seriously. God tells us through Peter that our adversary prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. Why do we take that threat any less seriously?
We have a very real adversay that requires a keen but not paranoid eye. I am not suggesting we become obsessed about our adversary as some are prone to do.
I like the way Beth More puts it. “Much about Satan, more about God.”
“Much about Satan, More about God.”
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children, 3 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.