“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” – Peter 5:8 (NIV)
Something has always struck me about this verse, most likely the vivid imagery of a lion circling around us, waiting to strike us down and gobble us up. When you think about the enemy, it is easy to let these visual bubble up in our mind, reminding us of the Realness of it all. That there is something out there, eager to exploit our sin.
But it also makes me think of the internal enemy, how the sin inside of us, left unchecked (and unrepentant) can damage us – and devour us – from the inside out.
That’s what I will be praying about today.