Today’s scripture: 1 Timothy 6:20-21
We must be on alert at all times. The enemy of our souls “prowls
around like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). He’s out there just waiting to
win a battle or two, and one of his tactics is to entice believers with
“worldly and empty chatter.” While he is not omniscient or all-powerful or
omnipresent, he does have a legion of demons just ready to do his bidding. And
if he can use the lusts of the flesh against us, he will.
And he’s even infiltrated the church. People stand at pulpits each Sunday
spouting false knowledge. Jesus wasn’t without sin. There are many ways to God.
Pick and choose what you want from the Bible because, after all, it’s really
not God’s inerrant word.
Indeed, many have “gone astray from the faith.”
The only way to combat the lies of the enemy is to be on guard. We must daily
put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17). We must stand on the firm foundation
of God’s inspired, inerrant word.
Are you armed and ready? Is your guard up? Or are you vulnerable to the arrows
the enemy is firing your way?
Oh my friend, be prepared. For the battle will only grow more intense as we
draw nearer to the end of the war—and we know who the Victor of that will be!