Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
The other day, a friend told me an interesting story.
There is a tribe in Africa living among lions. They have an interesting way of defending themselves. The tribesmen have learned about the hunting style of the lions. They know that the female lions and the young lions will form a semi-circle in front of their prospective prey, with the opening of the circle facing the target. All the while, the old lion which is much slower will place itself behind the prey and begin to roar. The frightened prey will then run from the roaring lion and will run straight into the trap set by the other lions.
The solution according to the tribesmen?
Run toward the roar!
Our enemy roars like a lion yet it is not his roar which can destroy us. We are destroyed when we drop our weapons and take flight because of fear. Verse nine of chapter five goes on to say, “Resist him, standing firm in the faith”. We can win the battle if we remember to whirl around and face what we fear. The weaponry of the righteous is much superior to that of the enemy. Remember what the scripture says in James 4:7 – “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
To resist simply means, “to come out of agreement with”.
If you hear the enemy roaring today, don’t run. Run toward the roar! You will find the victory you are seeking as you act in faith!