Be On Your Guard

Before a warning,
here's a promise from God...

Even to your old age
and gray hairs I am He,
I am He who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4

I will still be the same
when you are old and gray,
and I will take care of you.
I created you.
I will carry you
and always keep you safe.
I will be your God through all your lifetime.

Here's the warning from

1 Peter 5:8,9

Be alert and of sober mind.

Be vigilant, watchful,

cautious at all times.

Control yourselves and be careful!

Keep your mind clear.

Because your adversary/enemy/accuser,
the devil, Satan,
walks about as a roaring lion,

is on the prowl like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour,

sneaking around to find someone to attack,

looking for some victim to tear apart.

The devil is poised to pounce,
and would like nothing better than to catch you napping.

Keep awake!
Watch at all times.
Discipline yourselves; keep alert.

Most importantly, be disciplined and stay on guard.

Your enemy the devil is prowling around outside like a roaring lion,

just waiting and hoping for the chance to devour someone.

It's not enough just to be alert.

There's action...

Resist him, steadfast in the faith,

Be firm in faith against his onset—
rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined,

Stand firm in what you believe.

Fight against the devil.

Be strong because you believe.

Stand firm when he attacks.

Refuse to give in to him,
by standing strong in your faith.

Fight against the devil.

Stand against him and be strong in your faith.

Trust the Lord;

and remember that other Christians all around the world
are going through these sufferings too.

Inspiring words @BibleNow on Twitter.