The Lion's Lunch

by Rex Dutton

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Pet. 5:8).
If you have watched many nature films on television you have probably seen a lion hunt down and kill one animal out of a herd. It occurred to me that the devil kills the same sort of "Christians."
The Small-Newborns and the young who are not strong enough yet to avoid the lion. The Slow-Not alert enough or quick enough to avoid the lion. The Sickly-Sick and weak, just not able to run away from the lion. The Stragglers-Those who have wandered away from the fellowship and protection of the group are easy prey for the lion. The Solitary-Those who never run in herds, unless they are big, fast, or strong, will not last where the lion lives.
Something else occurred to me. I have never seen one sheep, nor even a flock of sheep, kill a lion. Let us not assume we are stronger, or our pride might provide the lion's lunch.
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