Facing The Enemy

Sometime ago, the DENVER POST reported a most unusual incident. A rancher, Ms. Lexy, of Montana, was losing many of her lambs to coyotes that roamed her pastures. She tried every suggestion that her friends and fellow ranchers made but nothing solved the problem. Nothing she tried protected her lambs.
One day, quite by accident, she read an article that described llamas as afraid-of-nothing animals. The article reported that “when the llamas see something, they put up their heads and walk straight toward it.” She decided to purchase some and place them in her pastures.
And it worked! When the llamas saw the coyotes, they walked straight toward them, heads held high and frightened them so much that they ran away.
Is there a lesson here for the Christian? It seems that there is.
What would happen in this sin-hardened world if, when we Christians recognized someone or something that was destroying lives or the very fabric of society, we would face it bravely, walk into it confidently and with God’s power expose its dangers? Sadly, we have surrendered our convictions to “being politically correct” and fearful of “offending” the enemy and expecting politicians to do God’s work. We have retreated hastily because we no longer choose “to resist the devil and he will flee.”
Prayer: Convict us, Lord, for being weak and fearful in the face of the enemy. Empower us with Your Holy Spirit and the strength of Your Word to battle Satan. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

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