Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Have you ever gone looking into the pantry or cabinets for something to eat? You were starving and you had to feed that empty pit in your belly. No matter where you looked on the shelves, everything was appealing you were so hungry. It was simply a matter of deciding which particular shelf to raid.

I wonder sometimes if that is how Satan views our churches. I wonder if he considers us as nothing more than a big pantry. The difference, I suppose, between our rummaging through the pantry and his is that he is willing to destroy the whole pantry while we usually just take the item or two we are interested in. I suppose another difference as well is that we can be satiated, if but for a few hours, while he, who is destined for the bottomless pit, has an insatiable desire, a bottomless pit for a stomach, to devour even after just devouring something/someone else.

The problem however lies not so much in that he is insatiable when it comes to destruction. Rather, the problem is our lack of vigilance. You see, he can be resisted. You can avoid being devoured by Satan. You can avoid being the entree or even the dessert. Satan desires to catch you unaware. Charles Stanley has pointed out that this can be when we are tired, sick or even celebrating a great success in our lives.(Heard from a sermon on the radio) We are to be ever watchful and keen of vision if we truly desire to avoid being Satan's next meal. (I'd even go so far as to say that a "SALTY" Christian is undesirable to Satan as well.) To avoid being on the menu, Peter writes:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are int he world.

Are you what's for supper?


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