THE DAILY FOUNTAIN
DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)
DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
TOPIC: BE SOBER, BE WATCHFUL AND STAND FIRM
READ: I PETER 5:8-14
Apostle Peter follows his charge to the elders to lead God’s flock well with a call to Christians to be alert and watchful. The Devil is constantly on the prowl seeking for his next victim to devour or ruin. The Church is not asked to run away, but to stand firmly on her ground and be strong in his faith. In other words, the Christian should put on his God-given armour – to wear it night and day – for ambushed lies the evil one. The pieces of the armour have been presented by Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-19. The forceful military expression “resist” used in Peter’s charge is a clarion or battle shout to the Christian. It is not a battle restricted or peculiar to only one Christian; it is the common challenges of all Christians worldwide.
Whatever may betide you today – an illness, unemployment, Satan’s attacks, ridicule, rejection; be encouraged to know that there is glory awaiting you in eternity.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus fill me with boldness to stand firm in faith and to resist the Devil successfully in all my life. Amen.