I was daydreaming once again about something I felt clear the Lord did NOT want me to do when suddenly this message came to me. WHEN THE DEVIL LICKS HIS CHOPS.
The Lord was reminding me that the devil’s mission is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10), and that he “prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).”
Know how excited a wild animal is right before he lunges after his next meal, i.e. his prey? Or how a dog licks his chops when he is about to thoroughly enjoy the barbecue steak sitting on the kitchen counter his owner forgot he can reach when he stands on his hind feet? Oh, how the devil must lick his despicable chops when we start walking down the wrong pathway as we walk toward the bait with which he is tempting us!
The Lord wanted me to stop my daydreaming about something he did NOT want me to do and get busy doing what He DID want me to do. Follow Him!
Sense the devil is licking his chops? Are you about to take his bait? Falling for the temptation he is dangling before you? Turn to the Lord, friend, turn!
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10