This week, I have been thinking alot about "The Battle". I mentioned in the last post that I am not sure that Christians take Satan's attack on us seriously. The Bible refers to him as a prowling lion, looking for someone to devour. I found out 3 interesting things about how lions hunt.
They’re incredibly good at hiding and phenomenally patient.
Lions are opportunistic hunters, and, after a careful stalk, will take the closest animal regardless of its age, sex or condition.
Satan is also good at hiding, and has the utmost patience. He will lurk in the shadows until the perfect time to strike. He can catch the strongest Christian off guard and wreak havoc on his / her life.
Of course, Satan doesn't lurk behind trees or under the bed. Scripture gives us a warning in Genesis.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it."
From the very beginning, Satan has been lying in wait. Patiently looking for the perfect opportunity to attack.
"It's only a movie"
"It's just a book"
"It's only flirting, we aren't doing anything"
"It's just business"
"It's my body"
"It's just one drink"
The list of things we say as we walk headlong into sin is endless, and Satan is waiting, wringing his hands in anticipation as we walk right into his trap.