Beacon Opinion: Fighting fire with faith

By Samone Davis
Contributing Writer

1 Peter 5: 8-10
“Be self controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of suffering.”

This scripture is very powerful and encouraging. I believe that everyone should take heed of it, and apply it to their lives.

This scripture tells us to be smart, bold, strong and aware of the fact that the devil is not our friend. He has pity on no man that is working in the likes of God.

The devil is heartless to all and he lurks around seeking any opportunity he can to take control of our lives.

We must remain alert because he always targets us simply because we are God’s people. It is our duty to never let him be successful in making us another victim to his corruption.

Arm yourselves
Our faith is our strength and our greatest weapon; it’s like a sword we are allowed to use to fight the works of the devil and all of his followers.

We are not the only ones that he is after: He is after our brothers, our sisters and everyone that is around us.

So don’t be selfish in resisting him and strengthening your faith just for you, but  teach others that their strength of faith is a weapon that will protect them from becoming a victim of the devil.

We have the upper hand on the devil. He could never overpower us once we are strong in our faith.

We should take it as a battle that we’ll always win because of our faith.

So which do you believe is undefeated, the fire of the devil or the faith of the Lord?

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