Alert for Satan's Devices
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh
about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith. 1 Peter
Let every soul be on the alert. The adversary is on your track. Be vigilant,
watching diligently lest some carefully concealed and masterly snare shall
take you unawares. Let the careless and indifferent beware lest the day of
the Lord come upon them as a thief in the night. Many will wander from the
path of humility, and, casting aside the yoke of Christ, will walk in strange
paths. Blinded and bewildered, they will leave the narrow path that leads
to the city of God. . . .
overcomes must watch; for, with worldly entanglements, error, and superstition,
Satan strives to win Christ's followers from Him. It is not enough that we
avoid glaring dangers and perilous, inconsistent moves. We are to keep close
to the side of Christ, walking in the path of self-denial and sacrifice. We
are in an enemy's country. He who was cast out of heaven has come down with
great power. With every conceivable artifice and device he is seeking to take
souls captive. Unless we are constantly on guard we shall fall an easy prey
to his unnumbered deceptions.
is now clothed with a solemnity that all who believe the truth for this time
should realize. They should act in reference to the day of God. The judgments
of God are about to fall upon the world, and we need to be preparing for that
is precious. We have but few, very few days of probation in which to make
ready for the future, immortal life. We have no time to spend in haphazard
movements. We should fear to skim the surface of the word of God.
whole interest is in the truth and the preparatory work for this time you
will be sanctified through the truth and receive a fitness for immortality.
. . . The thorough work of preparation must go on with all who profess the
truth, until we stand before the throne of God without fault, without a spot,
or wrinkle, or any such thing. God will cleanse you if you will submit to
the purifying process.