Scripture Reading: Amo 3:4
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
Reflection: A lion is a predator. A predator is an animal that naturally preys on others. A prey is an animal that is hunted and killed by another animal (predator) for food. As the lion walks along it’s path, it does so in search of a prey. If suddenly a prey crosses it’s path, the lion gets so excited that it roars and pounces on the innocent prey. The prophet Amos uses that literary language of a lion roaring and pouncing at a prey in the forest to caution us from straying unto the path or traps of our enemies. You only get the devil or your enemies roaring happily if you unknowingly and mistakenly cross their paths. The fact is they have been looking for you and waiting for the chance to destroy you. The words of Apostle Peter (1Peter 5:8) ‘ Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour’ sums it all up. Don’t make a mistake to allow the devil to get you. Don’t slip to enable your enemies to get hold of you. Stay clear of the path of LIONS!
Prayer: Dear Lord, give me the wisdom never to stray unto the path of my enemies.
Confession: I tread cautiously in life by the discerning power of the Holy Spirit. I stay clear of the path of “lions”.