Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.1 Peter 5:8
There are so many ways that our enemy, the devil, tries to destroy us everyday. He would like nothing more than to see us fail. This verse says that He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Have you ever felt these attacks? So how do you guard yourself against him and his attacks?
This verse tells us to stay alert. Keep watch. Always be aware of what you are doing and what is going on around you. Peter understood this concept very well. When he denied Jesus, he had allowed the enemy to penetrate his mind. He was not watchful even though Jesus had told him that he would deny him. Do a heart check today to see what your own sins and motives are so you will be able to identify the enemy’s attacks. Always be watchful.
A Prayer to Remember
Help me guard myself against the enemy’s attacks. Protect my heart so I can better serve you. Amen.