David took smooth stones. He knew from experience that only certain stones would hit their mark. Jesus spoke, “It is written,” when the devil tempted Him. What proven truth do you have to stand in when you face unprecedented situations?
I am extremely saddened and distraught over recent news of strong believers falling away from God’s truth that they used to teach! They have been in my life a long time. Then the Lord moved me or them and we were not around each other anymore.
I had been on short term mission trips with them, heard them speak, and been to their homes. They preached the gospel, their walk exemplified Jesus, and they bore teaching responsibilities.
How then shall we live in these perilous times? Be aware! Stay alert! Resist! We are bombarded with fiery dart lies. It seems that satan has ramped up his assaults. 1 Peter 5:8-9 were Peter’s tried words. He went through satan’s sieve. His words were intensely tried in the fire.
He said, “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…” It is essential that we read God’s word daily for understanding. We also need accountability—those ‘watchers over our soul’ that will call us into account if we veer off.