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Resistance is Warfare

1 Peter 5: 9

8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

9 But resist him firm in your faith . . . .

Yesterday we read verse 8 wherein the Apostle Peter gave advice for us all to remain on alert for the machinations of the devil. In today’s verse, he tells us how to do that. We must remain firm in our faith. Our faith in the prowess of our father is our protection and defense against the evil one. There is no power on earth or in the heavens that can overcome the power of our Lord and Father. When we have absolute faith in God’s supremacy and his faithfulness, then nothing is able to touch us. Our faith in him is our guard. God is a bubble of safety around us. The devil is roaming around seeing whom he can devour. Not many animals will attack an elephant. They have to be pretty desperate to take a chance on trying to overwhelm an elephant. There is easier prey for them to hunt. In the same way, we want to be clothed in the armor of our father so that the enemy realizes it is not worth the bother.