Saturday, June 17, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Be Sober, Be Watchful And Stand Firm







Saturday June 17

Bible Reading:     1 Pet. 5: 8 - 14
Topic:         Be Sober, Be Watchful And Stand Firm

Apostle Peter follows up his charge to the Elders to lead God's flock well with a call to Christians to be alert and watchful.

The devil is constantly on the prowl seeking for his next victim to devour or ruin.

The Church is not asked to run away, but to stand firm on her ground and be strong in her faith. In other words, the Christian should put on his God-given armour - to wear it night and day - for ambushed lies the evil one.

The pieces of the armour have been presented by Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6: 10 - 19.

The forceful military expression "resist" used in Peter's charge is a clarion call or battle shout to the Christian. It is not a battle restricted or peculiar to only one Christian, it is the common challenges of all Christians worldwide.

Whatever may betide you today - an illness, unemployment, satan's attacks, ridicule, rejection; be encouraged to know that there is glory awaiting you in eternity.

Prayer
Lord Jesus, fill me with boldness to stand firm in faith and to resist the devil successfully in all my life, Amen.

Memory Verse             1 Pet. 5: 8
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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