Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Lion of Judah

A while ago something came across my mind that I hadn't really thought of before. 1 Peter 5:8 tells us, "Be sensible and vigilant, because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone he may devour." So we see the enemy portrayed as a lion, but we also see in Revelation 5:5 that Jesus Christ is the Lion of Judah. What is the thing that came to my mind? It was something that was written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I love his writing, but he noted something really interesting about lions. He wrote how a satisfied, strong, full lion will be quiet, whereas a hungry lion, one that is weak when compared to the other lion will go around hollering (roaring) and complaining. This weak lion DOES still have strength, and it is the lion that cannot catch normal prey that will hunt humans. So it is with our enemy. He DOES have power, and he wants to hurt our Heavenly Father by hurting us. The devil hunts, and tries to hurt people because we are made in the image of God, and he wants to hurt the heart of God. Though he is powerful, he is still just the weak lion when compared to the great Lion of Judah! Our Lion is all-powerful, all-knowing, and able to defeat the enemy of our souls. 1 John 4:4 says, "You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." So next time you have that roaring lion that is the enemy hollering at you, remember that the Lion of Judah is on your side, and he will protect you. If you belong to the Lord, if you have given your life to Him, then He will keep you, and keep the roaring lion from devouring you. The Lion of Judah will overcome, and the enemy will simply be left hungry, and roaring.

Just an interesting observation.

1 comment:

  1. I never knew that about lions Benjamin. It was a great comparrison and great blog. love ya