On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
The closing sentence of a recent devotional (Boundaries) said “Seek His presence and guidance that you will not be lead astray by the temptations of sin around you today.” Pastor Jim (The Domain For Truth) responded: “With fighting temptation nothing beats being in His presence and being so enraptured by Him…” I responded with the line, “Being in Him is as necessary as being in a locked car driving through a safari park!” I wanted to share the exact exchange to show how beautifully the fellowship works between Christian bloggers on WordPress, all to His Glory.
As I reflected on this exchange of ideas it occurred to me that being aware of Satan our enemy and how he seeks to devour us is only half the story; how often have we seen folk being all too aware of the danger that is nearby, but still they stumble forward into the trouble that many others would avoid. They either choose to not believe that there is any danger or they think they are somehow immune from danger. I have seen this many times over the years with some believers in their walk with God; they dismiss the threats of evil before them only to be devoured by it later on.
Dear reader, this is why we must not just recognise the danger of the lions outside, we must also lock ourselves inside our refuge with Almighty God. Cling to Him and to His Word, gird yourself securely in His care each day, that when Satan stalks closely with a morsel of temptation you can rebuke him. Whatever you do today brethren, don’t get out His car in the safari park!