Monday, April 4, 2011


I am intrigued by the news of Timothy Treadwell, a man who befriended and communicated with bears.  He educated young classrooms how brown bears are fun to play with.  They are our friends.  The news would run videos of him living and lying among these wild animals.
But the story changed when he and his fiancé were dropped off by float plane to a remote area in Alaska.  When the pilot returned for the couple, only a violent scene was left.  Their video camera told the final story of the two being killed and eaten by grizzlies.  
Hideous.  What a vivid picture of our enemy, Satan.  The Scriptures teach us he comes as an Angel of Light.  He befriends us with pleasures that are contrary to God’s design for our lives.  He entices us to indulge in risky behavior.  We each know the compromises we have made. We may have said, “Oh, it’s harmless”.    But now relationships have been destroyed, or we’ve been simply lulled into the sleep of a mediocre life.  We look less and less like Jesus.  We’ve been deceived.  This Angel of Light is really a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Have you befriended this wild animal?  Be on the alert! Resist his efforts to leave your life barren and spiritually dead.  
 James 4:7-10  “So let God work His will in you. Yell a loud “no” to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet “yes” to God and he'll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it's the only way you'll get on your feet.”  The Message

Bonnie J. Christensen

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