THE DEVIL IS SEEKING SOMEONE TO DEVOUR
As I write this devotion, I wish I had adequate words to pen on this paper. In reality, however, I do not have the words to express this truth. The devil is seeking whom he may devour. It is tragic that some of us are so sophisticated in our thinking that we have dismissed the devil. But make no mistake about it: the devil is real! Oh, he is not coming in a red suit with a pitchfork. He comes in ways in which we might not recognize, at first. For he looks just like one of us and is clever and cunning. He slips into our homes where he seeks to reign and rule. Wherever we find ourselves, he manages to get in. He even comes to church and sits in the pew right next to us. The devil is real. He is seeking someone right now, even as you read this devotion. I Peter 5:8 speaks of the character of the devil.
“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”
The Word cannot be any clearer than that. Stay alert! Be on watch! This great enemy, the devil is moving about roaring like a lion seeking whom he can find. Peter says to stand firm. Be strong in your faith. Humble yourselves. Do not allow the devil to deceive you. All power belongs to God and God will give you the strength not to be swayed by the devil. As I conclude this devotion, I underline these words. Do not allow the devil to snatch you away from the love and mercy of God! Be on watch. Pray, remain humble and listen to God!