We talk about, and rightly so, the fiery darts of the enemy.
He attacks in all kinds of ways including a full attack directly at us.
He tries to deceive us.
But he also tries to distract us.
In Yellowstone National Park, there are large sign that say, “Don’t feed the bears!”
Tourist always disobey it.
They feed the bears, and every year the park rangers have to pick up dead bears.
The bears get used to being fed by the tourist and they lose their ability to fend for themselves in nature.
They wind up looking for a handout, and when the handout is no longer there, they die.
Satan offers us handouts – a party here, a relationship there, a thrill here, and he gets us so used to him that we forget God. When he stops handing things out, when you lose the job, when life turns upside down on you, then you don’t know where to go. Satan has a strategy of tricking people into relying on cheap substitutes.
I would suggest that you keep your focus on God.
Just a thought for a Thursday.