Don’t Let the Lion In

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A family was out enjoying a nice safari in South Africa when they came upon a pride of lions. It was a perfect picture moment. The lions were just a few feet away, basking in the shade. Then one lion stood up and curiously approached the car. The lion put its mouth on the door handle and pulled. The door popped right open! The family screamed and immediately shut the door (See Video Below).

This safari could have ended in disaster. The family was very lucky the lion was more curious than ferocious. No doubt, the family learned a very valuable lesson around lions: always keep the doors locked!

Unlike these lions, Satan is not so curious. 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” As soon as we give this lion the slightest opportunity, he will viciously attack (Ephesians 4:27). Satan would be more than happy to destroy our spiritual lives if we let him.

Even though it should be obvious, don’t ever let the lion in! Especially when that lion is Satan. James 4:7-8 offers the solution, “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you….” Let’s keep the Lord with us at all times and always keep our spiritual doors locked!

James 4:7-8 offers the solution, “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you….” Let’s keep the Lord with us at all times and always keep our spiritual doors locked!

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