Redeemer Presbyterian Church

#18 - 1 Peter 5:8-11 - Your Adversary the Devil

We often forget that the gospel must shape how we live and interact with one another, how we lead our families, pursue our careers, fill our free time, view the political scene, and so on. And then in the midst of all of this we forget that we have an adversary who is committed to frustrating us … an adversary that is looking to devour us. We are too often lulled to sleep - which makes us east targets for the devil. This is why Peter pairs sober mindedness with the command to be watchful. Peter says, "Wake up! Pay Attention! Think soberly about your adversary the devil and keep your eyes open for his wiles.