There is a battle being waged all around us. Not a battle with guns and bombs. But a spiritual battle for the souls of mankind. We are called to put on the full armor of God and to stand our ground. Contend with the enemy for the lost as well as for believers who fall into the snare of the enemy. Stand your ground!
Peter pictures Satan as a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Belief in a personal devil, Satan, is often given lip service, but do we really believe it? I suspect we would take Satan more seriously if we could see him roaming the streets looking for victims. On our own we are no match for Satan, but when we take our stand against him in faith, we do not stand alone (2 Kings 6:15-18).