Originally posted by atimetoshare.me on 7/19/14
Daniel was thrown into a pit filled with lions and was able to survive with the protection of God. David killed a lion with his bare hands to save a lost sheep from destruction. There are other examples of this amazing creature in both the Old and New Testaments.
Lions are referred to as stealthy, vicious, eager to devour and strong. Lions are the second largest cats in the world and when they kill they usually use their sharp canine teeth to tear at the throat and eventually strangle their prey. When they are hungry they show no mercy.
God also references the devil as a lion in 1 Peter 5:8 with a vivid picture of a lion lying in wait for its prey.
Lions work in teams to surround, confuse and attack. They finally gain control and asphyxiate their victim. This is a really good example of what the devil does to us each day as we struggle through problems, personal relationships, even when we’re involved in the work of the church. Sometimes it. Sometimes it seems that Satan works even harder God’s house, because that’s where he’s threatened the most. .
We must constantly be on guard against his malicious grip on us. We never know when he will strike or how he will do it. He sneaks his way into our thinking, our relationships, our government, every aspect of our lives. He even gets in the way of our worship. He is eager to sap us of our strength – to suffocate us.
God help me each day, each hour, each minute to arm myself with your Word. May it be my defense against the evil one who is waiting at every turn to destroy my faith in you. Remind me that you are not only my protector, but that you have brought Satan down, through your death on the cross and your resurrection. Amen