I was recently reminded to be a bit more mindful and not merely act on what I “think” I see.
Our enemies aren’t always obvious. They rarely arrive with a pitchfork and horns.
Some are flatterers, even endearing. Many are manipulative and masters of illusion, leading us to make assumptions that can cause us great harm.
Upon closer inspection, I realized the “bee” in the photograph was hardly a bee. Instead it is a wasp, to which I am highly allergic. There are no less than six Epi-pens stashed around my home!
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
1 Peter 5:8 NKJV
It is impossible to resist our adversary if we can’t recognize him.
And then there are…
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