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Wednesday Devo


1 Peter 5:8-9
8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.


5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Christians need to be spiritually vigilant, watching for attacks from the devil, their great enemy and opponent. Peter uses the graphic image of a lion to describe Satan’s destructive threat: he prowls around … seeking someone to devour, hoping that believers will be terrified in their hardship and persecutions, or that they will be deceived and fall into sin. Though the devil may threaten to “devour” Christians, they nonetheless have assurance that they will be guarded by God’s power (1:5).
5:9 Resist him. Christians need not fear the devil, for the Lord has given them power to stand against him by being firm in your faith (cf. Eph. 6:12–18). Trusting in God’s promises, believers know that suffering is not the final word and that ultimately they will be exalted (cf. James 4:7). The suffering experienced by the believers in northern Asia Minor is not unique to them, for it is the portion of believers everywhere (your brotherhood throughout the world). Hence, they can take courage that they are not alone. Though “throughout the world” does not indicate an empire-wide decree against Christians in Peter’s day, Christians who suffer in any age can be assured that they are not alone in their distress.


  • It is important that we serve and follow Jesus, not just because we want to be the best versions of ourselves, but because God deserves our very best. And we desperately need Him with us each day because we are in a constant battle. We face an enemy that wants to take us out, our spouses out, our kids out. One author wrote of Proverbs 31, "In their care for their households, wise women are on the frontlines of God's holy war." How often do you think about this hidden reality in your life? How often are you praying for your family and kids?

  • Be sober-minded, be watchful, be spiritually vigilant. We should heed these instructions from Peter! How vigilant and watchful are you? What does this look like in your day to day? 


  • That you would be willing and ready to fight for your family. 
  • That you would stay sober-minded and vigilant in your battle against the enemy.

This Week's City 7:

Try to commit to memory! 

4. Can a person be good enough to go to heaven? No. Because Jesus rose from the dead proving He is God, I believe a person is saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
(John 1:12, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 4:1-25, 5:1-2, 6-11, 6:23, 10:1-4, 10:9; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Titus 3:4-7)

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