Satan is a Pickpocket- 3 Ways to Stop Him - John 10:10

Satan is a Thief - 3 Ways to Stop Him - John 10:10
Satan is a pickpocket, stealing our attentions from the Lord...

Soon after we arrived in Budapest,* my husband's wallet was pickpocketed on a crowded tram. The thief managed to remove the wallet from my husband's buttoned pocket.

Afterwards, we remembered some suspicious behavior. Perhaps if we hadn't been jet-lagged we'd have been more careful and alert. But you can bet we've been more careful since this theft.

In some ways, this situation mirrors our spiritual lives.

John 10:10 identifies the world's worst thief and 1 Peter 5:8 warns us: "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." (NLT)

Fortunately, we have solid Biblical ways to keep Satan from stealing our treasures by:
1. Keeping our treasures in the right "pockets" (i.e. not storing them on earth-Matthew 6:19-21).
2. Staying alert in prayer (Colossians 4:2).
3. Wearing protective Christian "gear" (Ephesians 6:10-18).

    Have you suffered a defeat recently? Let it make you more alert and prepared in the future.
    *We did Christian work in Budapest for 5 years and we return each year for 2-3 months.  

    I also encourage you to read: 5 Ways Satan Speaks

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    Satan is a Thief - 3 Ways to Stop Him - John 10:10

    1 comment:

    1. Great way to see a 'challenge' set before you. Glad that you all recovered.


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