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1 Peter 5:8
8 Be sober [nepho], be vigilant [gregoreuo]; because [hoti] your [humon] adversary [antidikos] the
devil [diabolos], as [hos] a roaring [oruomai] lion [leon], walketh about [peripateo],
seeking [zeteo] whom [tis] he may devour [katapino]: KJV-Interlinear
8 Be of sober spirit, be on the
alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking
someone to devour. NASB
People look around
themselves as though there is nothing else to consider in reality.We view science fiction as the view of mans
future, when technology is advanced enough to allow humanity to venture into
the stars, or fix virtually any body part or genetic part that is not
Most folks view their
temporal life as the only reality, and the spiritual life as nothing more than
an emotional support, like a medication, to help relieve tension and
worries.Kind of like a child s favorite
blanket or teddy bear.Something to help
stabilize ones mental state, but only with psychological implications.
Weaker folks may need
religion to help them get along in life, and the more intellectual of society,
look at religion as something that they do not need, as they are above such children's
stories or mental supports.
We know that there are
things that we cannot see, like radio waves, light waves, sound waves, radar,
atoms, electrons, genes and more.But since
we have been able to detect them, we presume that if anything exists, it is
detectable or measurable.
However, human life
seems to elude us all.We can t extract
it from the body and place it in a jar.Angels
seem to be able to hide from us.And
though we know that human life exists, we ignore the possibility of angels or
even God as a tangible creature.
And so life in this
world becomes mans entire world.Even
though we know with certainty that people do not live forever.The cemeteries are filled with past
generations, and that is where we all will be sooner or later.But it is easier to ignore rather than
We wrap ourselves up in
the politics or beliefs of the day.We
keep busy with our daily hustle and bustle looking toward the weekend, or the
next vacation, or even toward retirement.And then what?
As we sleep at night, the
earth still rotates, the clouds keep moving, the rivers keep flowing, the clock
keeps ticking, and life for each one of us keeps on moving toward our ultimate
meeting with Jesus.
How important is your
belief in abortion or your opposition to it?How important is your belief in, or rejection of, global warming?How important are your views of marriage, or
relationships, or anything in life?
Are these things great
enough for you to put your spiritual life on hold?
God tells us to be
alert, to be sober, to be on our guard.Why?Because we have one enemy in
this world, Satan, whom we cannot see, cannot detect, cannot even get hold of
by e-mail.And yet he is more powerfully
deceitful and subtle than anything humanity has ever encountered in history.
And while people will
not pursue truth from God, which is able to stand up against all tests and
proofs, they will rush into the lies of life, which they cannot substantiate or
Being sober means to be
clear headed, straight thinking, able to discern between the truth and the
Being alert means to be
watchful, diligent, prepared.
And both refer to your
only resource for having a stable and profitable life Bible doctrine.
Anything that distracts
you from your spiritual life, is from Satan.Whether he formally authored something or merely allows humanity to
promote his policies, makes no difference.Evil originated from Satan, and evil is not easily detected when you are
Your destiny is not in
this world.Your destiny is in the next
life.The details and content of your
destiny are determined by your own decisions in this life.And while you did not have any say in the
details of your current life, you do have the opportunity to determine the
extent of the details of your next life.
Why would you pass up
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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