Wherefore gird up the loins of
your mind, be sober
1Peter 1:13

Forget JAWS, you need to be more concerned about PAWS. As Christians we are more consumed about how we can walk on water rather than focusing our efforts on our walk of faith here on land. No wonder why we are warned, "Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lionů" That's correct! Make no mistake about it, you are being watched, studied, and targeted by the enemy

So what exactly is the devil hoping to accomplish? The answer is revealed to us in the last part of the verse we just read, and that is he is "seeking someone to devour." And what does this word "devour" imply? Well, It comes to us from the Greek, (#2666 - for you Bible Students), and means, "to drink down, i.e. gulp entire (literally or figuratively):--devour, drown, swallow (up)."

You see, to the devil, the only good Christian is an ineffective Christian. But we need not fear because God has already given us everything we need to FACE the devil off. We are told we to stand our ground to this "Paper Loin" by resisting him, firm in our faith.

Yes, this walk we are called to demands that we think soberly, and are awake and aware to the things that are going on around us. Why is this so important? The Book of Corinthians tells us, "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices."

Here are just a few of the devil's schemes he will try to use on us to make us ineffective. I call this his P-A-W-S.

Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: one thing is needful.

S-elf Gratification
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

Are you standing guard today against the attacks of the evil one? Are you aware that you have an enemy who is ready to spring upon you? The devil is looking for those who don't take their walk in the LORD seriously, or those whose focus is "walking on water" to take out, and drink down.

If you've heard the roar, it's too late!

Today I would encourage you to Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Scripture Used In Today's Word: 1Peter 5:8, 1Pe 4:4, Pr 16:18, Lu 10:41, 1Ti 6:9, Eph 6:11

May God grant you His peace 
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