Pay Attention

There are several bird feeders in my front yard. Many kinds of birds come to eat the seeds that I put in the feeders. As I watch the birds, I have noticed one thing that all birds do while they are eating. Every few seconds their heads go up and down, and then they look around. The birds are always paying attention to see if any danger is close by.

Peter wrote a letter to some Christians. He taught them how to follow God and encouraged them to serve God every day. In 1 Peter 5:8 he gave these people a very important warning. “Control yourselves and be careful! The devil is your enemy, and he goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to attack and eat.”

The devil is always looking for ways to tempt us to sin. We should not pay attention to his lies. He wants to trap us, discourage us and destroy us. So we should be careful and watch for his attacks.

When the devil tempts you to sin today, refuse to follow him. Use God’s Word to fight against the devil. Ask God to help you stand strong for Him. God will be with you and support you.