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by Alan Smith
Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour. Take a firm stand against him, and be strong in your faith. ... So humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you. (1 Peter 5:8-9 & James 4:7-8 NLT)
Heres another one of those humorous stories that makes a great point.
At the zoo, a man watched as an attendant entered a wildcat cage through a door on the opposite side. He had nothing in his hands but a broom. Carefully closing the door, he proceeded to sweep the floor of the cage. The onlooker observed that the worker had no weapon to ward off an attack by the beast. In fact, when he got to the corner of the cage where the wildcat was lying, he poked the animal with the broom. The wildcat hissed at him and then lay down in another corner of the enclosure.
How we need such courage in our own lives! Courage to stand for the truth regardless of the consequences. Courage to live a life where Christ comes first regardless of what others might think. Courage to confess the name of God to a world which regards us as fools.
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD. (Psalm 31:24)
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