I find it interesting that the Apostle Peter used the metaphor of a lion waiting for its prey to describe how Satan waits around for Christ-followers to devour. In 1 Peter 5:8 it says, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” The Message Bible translation says, “The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping.”
What a great imagery.
Satan is methodical. Satan is patient. Satan knows our vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Satan has good timing.
This video gave me a fresh perspective on the battle that is constantly before us. Satan waits until we are “napping” spiritually. This is the reason why in the sentence before the Apostle Peter said, “Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil” (1 Peter 5:8, NLT).
We need to stay focused and alert in order to know when Satan is trying to attack. The hunt and the attack are inevitable, but our response is sometimes questionable. This is why we need to look to the One who is in us. The One who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world (1 Jn 4:4).