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Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Sunday. February 28th. The 1st day of the Hebraic week.
Our verse today is 1 Peter 5:8
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
This is a verse we have all heard many times before. In fact, we may even now allow ourselves to almost let it go through one ear and out the other because we may have heard it spoken on so much. Yet, there is a lot of truth in this one verse.
First we’re told to be self controlled. To literally keep oneself in command. To be in charge of your body and not let emotions or temptations rule your life. That in itself can be a full time job.
Yet being self controlled is only the first thing we are given here. Being alert is the other. What does it mean to be alert ? Vigilant, watchful, attentive, observant, wide awake, on guard. You name it. Being alert.
Why are we to be self controlled and alert? Because we are at war. The enemy is always out and about looking for someone devour. It’s very easy to be lulled asleep in this world and we can let our guard down without even knowing it.
Though you may have heard this verse many times before, don’t get used to it. Let it be a new reminder to you every time you hear it.
Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!