Poised to Pounce


Does the tiger in the photo seem like he is poised to pounce on some unsuspecting victim?

I think tigers are beautiful and majestic animals.

Photographing them is especially enjoyable to me.

One thing I know—-never, ever get too close to them.


Because I know they could attack at any moment.

I have only photographed tigers in captive settings.

If I were in an area where they were free in the wild, I would certainly have to be alert and ready at any time for a possible attack.

As Christians, we need to be alert to the workings of the devil.


Lures toward things that would harm us.

Consider this passage from The Message:

Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.

—1 Peter 5:8-11

We need to keep our guard up every day, choosing paths that lead us away from the wiles of the devil.

God has great plans for us.

I want to see those plans realized, don’t you?



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