In 1 Pet 3:18, Peter gives an exhortation to us today to be careful of the devil. He is not someone to take lightly. Peter reveals that the devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He is your enemy, if he can destroy you he will. That is why Peter says to be alert. The ways that the devil attacks is as follows. First, temptation. He tries to test you to see what you are made of. He will always attack at the weakest point. That is why we have to put on the whole armor of God that we can stand against the wiles of the devil. Next, he uses deception. He will try you decieve you into thinking that he has power over you or he will try to get you believing or thinking wrong things. Lastly, he will use accusation. He will try to accuse you and cause guilt. Guilt can destroy you. So keep your life above reproach. When we live above reproach the devil has nothing to accuse us of. Peter then says that we are to resist the devil. To stand firm for we are not alone in this fight. Beleivers have gone through the same thing since the beginning of the church. God helped them and so He will help us. Your promises today are: 1 Cor 10:13, James 4:7, 1 John 4:4, Rev 12:11. Your Insightful Sayings are: True beauty is rarely found in the mirror but in the heart. The folly of today is that we look to the beautiful people to show us what life is like when truthfully they have no idea what they are doing.
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