Reality Check...You Have An Adversary

1 Peter 5:8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"

He is a lion—not a lamb;
a roaring lion—not a sleepy lion;
not a lion standing still—but a lion going up and down.
He is not satisfied with the prey he has already gotten—
but is restless in his designs to fill hell with souls.

He never lacks . . . an apple for an Eve,
nor a grape for a Noah,
nor a change of clothing for a Gehazi,
nor a wedge of gold for an Achan,
nor a crown for an Absalom,
nor a bag of silver for a Judas,
nor a world for a Demas!

There, with Joab, he embraces with one hand—and stabs with another!
Here with Judas, he kisses—and betrays!
And there, with the whore of Babylon,
he presents a golden cup—with poison in it!

Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)

vs. 9 "Whom resist steadfast in the faith.."

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