Have you ever been on an African safari and watched a lioness tear apart an antelope? I have, and it’s not a nice sight.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may destroy.” (I Peter 5:8)
Before going on that safari, I thought lions went about killing animals randomly, even those part of a flock. That would be foolish because three or four antelope or wilder beasts could take out a lion. So a lioness would not attack if its prey was part of a group moving together.
But if an unsuspecting animal left his family or the herd to check out greener pasture or a more interesting water hole, the lioness could take out this single lamb, wilder beast, or antelope, who has gotten separated from the others. A lioness is rather patient, and all she needs to do is wait for her prey to wander apart from the rest.
Attend your church, participate in your Bible study, and stay connected to other Christians. If you separate yourself from the others, you’ll be an easy prey for the devil.
Satan goes about like a roaring lion attacking and killing those who have left the others. If he doesn’t slaughter you, he will certainly discourage and frustrate you, most especially if you are all alone.
Stay with the flock of God. It’s a lot safer.