Saturday, October 20, 2007

THIS LION OF HELL IS EVER HUNTING AFTER HIS PREY

Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy.
He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour!
" 1 Peter 5:8
Consider Satan's diligence in tempting. He neglects no time.
He who would have us idle--is always busy himself.
This lion of hell is ever hunting after his prey!
He compasses sea and land to make a proselyte.
He prowls around--he watches where he may
throw in the fireball of temptation.
He is a restless spirit; if werepulse him,
he will not desist--but come again with a new temptation.
Satan's diligence in tempting, is seen in the variety
of temptations he uses.
He does not confine himself to one kind of temptation--
he has more plots than one.
He has many tools to work with. If he finds one temptation
does not prevail--he will utilize another.
If he cannot tempt to lust--he will tempt
to pride. If temptation to covetousness does
not prevail--he will tempt to extravagance.
If he cannot make men profane--he will try
to makethem religious formalists. If he
cannot make them wicked--he will tempt
themto be erroneous. Error damns as well
as vice. Vice pistols; error poisons!
Satan has acquired long experience in the art of
temptation. He has been a tempter for as
long as he has been a devil. Having such
experience, he knows what the temptations
are, which have foiled others, and are most
likely to prevail--as the fowlerlays those
snares which have caught other birds.

Thomas Watson

3 comments:

jazzycat said...

Thomas Watson was an excellent writer.

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luvvom said...

Thankfully, we have a heavenly Father who cares for us and does not allow Satan free range of His children! All things are in His control and for that I'm thankful. Also, I'm thankful that Satan isn't omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, etc!