Be On The Alert!





Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your brothers in the world.
1 Peter 5:8-9

Comments

dot said…
Very true. That old devil won't leave any of us alone...especially if he knows we are trying to overcome him.
Britt-Arnhild said…
The best way to stay alert is to rest in God's palm.....
GrandmaK said…
The devil lurks around every corner. The only freedom from fear we have is that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has already beaten him!!! We need to hold onto His hand. Thank you, Mike, for calling this to mind.
Cathy
zakscloset said…
great message! it goes very well with the awesome picture!
Being sober or sober minded means having a disciplined thought life, where you don't allow fear or anger or other emotions to run you wild.
That's one way the Enemy gets to us- he pushes our hot buttons and gets us to act without thinking, without utilizing self control.

This verse is a real call to the reality that we can't go by feelings, or even by a faith that is flimsy and emotional. No, we've gotta be ALERT!

Thanks for the reminder.
Sidharth said…
Amen, thanks, I needed that verse. The adversary, the devil, is cunningly slithering around deceiving and devouring lives.

He camaflouges and people don't even recognize and relate the calamity and confusion caused as his doing. They automatically start blaming God, when God has instructed US to stand firm, to put on the whole armor, and resist the devil.

Sidharth
Gudl said…
Yes, we need to remember that every day!
Tamela's Place said…
What i like about that verse,If you notice it says that the devil is LIKE a roaring lion. he isn't THE roaring lion. Jesus is THE Lion of the tribe of Judah. The devil is only a copycat! Get it copycat! Okay anyways.. God bless you abundantly!