Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Monday, May 11, 2015

Your Adversary!

1Pe 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 

What a description of your adversary!

One who...for power is a "lion, "for cruelty and rage, a "roaring lion," for activity, "walking about," for diligence, "seeking" out his prey, for destructive purposes, "seeking whom he may devour."

Satan's power, though limited and restrained, is very great.

His trickery is equal to his power. His malignity is not inferior to either.

The very idea that this cunning foe that may be near us at any moment, unseen, and therefore unnoticed, and may be preparing some new kind of attack, is indeed sufficient to alarm us, and to put us upon the best means of averting the danger. 

Be vigilant! 

Watchfulness is an essential duty of the Christian life-none is more necessary-none is more frequently or more solemnly enjoined. 

Who that is asleep can defend himself against a lion?

How cautiously, would we walk, if we were in a country where wild beasts are common, and saw the footprints, and actually heard the roar of a lion!

Such is our situation! See to it, then, that you do walk vigilantly-looking all round, watching every object, lest it conceal the enemy!

Be vigilant over your trials, your comforts, your occupations, your tastes, your pleasures, your thoughts, your desires, your besetting sins, and especially, watch your hearts with all diligence!

An unwatchful Christian is sure to be an unsuccessful one.

~John Angell~ James

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