• BE WATCHFUL . "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour": (1 Peter 5:8 KJV). Brethren , we are required to always be on alert and self- controlled, we must always be on guard and watchful. While tiny ants teach us many lessons, including the importance of being prepared as much as possible for whatever might come our way, the conies or rock badgers show us the need for precaution and being responsible for taking care of ourselves. The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; (Proverbs 30:26 KJV) God's goal for each of us is that we mature and grow up, learn to trust Him, learn to always depend on Him ,  If we don't take care of ourselves and protect ourselves from the many temptations that come our way, nobody else is going to do it for us. And they only way to do all these is by trusting in Him. As Peter put it, "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."(1 Peter 5:8). We don't want to become cynics, but we do need to be careful, take necessary precautions, and accept full responsibility for every area of our lives. And, above all, we need to trust our lives to God daily as did David who said, "The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge ... He is my stronghold." Prayer: "Dear God, please help me to always put my trust and take refuge in you. Deliver me from evil, temptation, harm and disaster. And guide me in the way that I should go. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen." 
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