December 29th, 2018
A Watchful Walk
1 Peter 5:8 (KJB) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Many individuals, both lost and those who profess a relationship with Christ, have a walking problem. This is always coupled with a hearing problem and a vision problem as they live and move about in this world. God has divinely recorded verses such as this one above, to remind us that walking is conducting serious spiritual business because this world is often a dangerous place.
The greatest issues a regenerated man can face in this world is disobedience and the harboring besetting sin. This kind of wayward spiritual condition arises from an obedience problem and though a saved man may fail from time to time to personally apply God’s Word, and it will adversely affect his walk, he will go to heaven. This kind of man has an eternal position in Christ but perhaps has failed to allow God to have full control of his life.
A desolate state of heart in an unsaved man ultimately affects his walk in this world and eventually his eternal address in heaven. An unsaved man will allow the device and design of the devil devouring his sin-hardened heart and providing his sentence of death for eternity. A lost man positions himself in alignment with the devil, ultimately, he is consumed by his foolish choice to accommodate the devil’s dark tricks and wickedness.
It is true, though every lost man thinks he has liberty and can live fancy and free in his flesh, his walk is physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually constrained by the sin and darkness at work in his life. Let this verse above, and others like it, serve to wake a man from his spiritual slumber, to be somber, sober, and walking with the spiritual influence of Christ.
The devil walks with a potent purpose and a dark agenda all for luring in spiritually blind and unsuspecting individuals into falling for dark tricks of his ancient trade. A man must walk with a regenerated heart, clear-minded, keeping his head up, and his eyes and ears open, to avoid spiritual pitfalls and dark mischief of god at work in this world and be led of God.