Verse of the Day


"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen."

~1 Peter 5:8-11


Today's Devotional Thought

June 01, 2010 by Wendy Foreman



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Resist the Devil

When I think of a lion, I think of an animal prowling around looking for something to overtake and eventually eat. Now, I do not claim to be an expert on lions, however it would seem to me that they would go after something that is smaller then them, weaker then them and possibly something that appears sick. They would want that animal to be alone so that they wouldn’t have competition or be overcome themselves.

Now think about the devil. The devil desires to take us down so that we can not make an impact for Christ. When we have trials and problems come into our lives we experience sadness and at times even persecution. These things distract us and make us feel weak, perhaps even alone or helpless. Often times when we experience these feelings we pull away from our friends and fellow Christians. We then are a perfect target for the devil. Friends, when we find ourselves in situations that cause us pain, suffering and persecution, that is when we need to draw close to our Christian friends. We need them to encourage us with scripture, strengthen us through prayer and stand by our side through it all. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus Christ and realize just like James 4:7 says “…Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

These verses tell us that after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. Paul is speaking these words; he suffered greatly for the cause of Christ. He is telling us that, in comparison to eternity, our time on this earth suffering is a small amount of time. When we reach eternity Christ himself will restore us make us strong, firm and steadfast. I can not wait for that day. Once we reach eternity there will be no more pain, crying, or suffering. It will only be unspeakable joy and happiness, love and complete peace. There are no words to even begin to describe what heaven will be like.

I trust that you are sure of where you are going when this life is over. Don’t allow Satan to devour you and destroy your life on this earth. Keep your focus on Jesus Christ.


Memorize this verse today:

"Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen."
~1 Peter 5:8-11



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