This last Winter a man was lost in the mountains near my town for two nights. Thankfully, he was found and rescued. I remember watching the tv news reel and listening to him speak of how three wolves settled near his shelter. He said that they were just watching him.
And I thought, how creepy!
Then I had another thought. We all have wolves watching us. We may not think about it consciously, but Satan is out to "steal, kill, and destroy." The wolves are watching us. Waiting for us to fall asleep or get distracted so they can move in to have us for dinner. And yes, it's creepy.
We need to be very vigilant about our walk with the Lord. Very intentional about our lives and our choices. We can't let our guard down for a second.
We may think no harm will come to us if we just make that choice ONE TIME, or we just do that SMALL THING - that it won't really matter. But there are wolves watching our every move. They are analyzing us and waiting for that weak moment to pounce.
This life is a battle. There shouldn't be any pretending that it's not. We are in a battle for our souls. We should be doing everything we can to make sure we have our spiritual armor on.
Satan is cunning. But he can't get near us if we are on to his tactics and ways. He may be watching us - but we should also be watching out for him. All it takes is a split second for him to send in the wolves....