The devil is walking about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, and if you are not careful in your walk with God you will be his next victim. You must learn to grow in His grace. Know that a believer’s growth sometimes may be hindered or halted by three distinct enemies: the Devil, the world, and the flesh.
We are warned how the Devil walks or roams about like a lion. When lions hunt, they look for weak, young, isolated, unguarded animals. They are the ones marked for attack. The Devil’s ultimate agenda is to destroy us, not merely to hurt, maim, or discourage, but to devour and destroy us. He does that when he gets us to bow to circumstances, pressures, or forces of his evil design, hoping thereby to make us yield to him. To over come this evil spirit we must adopt a reverse stragety: B.O.W. TO JESUS, the One you BELIEVE, OBEY and WORSHIP. He overcame, refusing to bow to Satan’s devices (Matt. 4:8-10), and our growth in Him will bring the same ability to resist or stand against the Devil (1 Peter 5:9). We must be clothed in the full armor of God: be armed with the Word of God (Eph. 6:10-14), believe Him (Heb. 11:6), obey Him (1 John 3:24), and worship Him (John 4:23). Receive Christ’s overcoming victory!
Now listen up, to the word of God as spoken by Peter in the book of (1 Peter 5:5-8). Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elder. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adveersary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.