Why do we always tell a child with a scab not to pick at it? Because we know that one little opening can allow the germ to enter and cause an infection throughout the body.
"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour". ~ 1 Peter 5:8
|looks harmless enough - doesn't he? Don't be fooled!|
The enemy does the same thing. He creeps around, looking for a peel in the wallpaper. A crack in the foundation. A chink in the armor. He looks for that opening. That one weakness he can pick away at. He digs at it. Pushes at it.
He makes us doubt ourselves. He tells us we'll never be good enough. That we can't change. That we aren't loved. Or lovable. That we are better off doing things our way. That our sin isn't really that bad. That we're basically a good person, even though we ___. That it doesn't matter. That we don't need God.
He lies. And then he uses that opening to worm his way in.
We have to be alert. Keep our guard up. Arm ourselves with the truth of God's promises. And put on the full armor of God.
"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." ~ Ephesians 6:11