MASTER OF THE HOUSE HAD KNOWN WHAT HOUR THE THIEF WOULD COME, HE WOULD HAVE
WATCHED." MATTHEW 24:43 NKJV
"As soon as there is life there
is danger". (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Here are 3 danger points at which the enemy will attack you:
In Old Testament times the
"birthright" meant you inherited twice as much of your father's estate.
Normally Esau wouldn't have considered selling his birthright, but he did in
a state of exhaustion. Weariness can cause you to lose perspective and make
decisions based on what's convenient, rather than what's good for you in the
Remember the H.A.L.T.
Lonely or Tired
you're vulnerable, and you'll make bad decisions.
King Herod was seduced by a dancing girl, threw caution to the wind and said, "Whatever you ask me. I will give you" (Mk 6:23 NKJV). She asked for the head of John the Baptist. And since he was king, Herod couldn't go back on his word. That moment of indulgence cost Herod his kingdom and his life. Be careful where you go looking for excitement, and how you react when you find it. It can cost you more then you think!
In a moment of
discouragement Peter did what he swore he'd never do: deny his Lord.
Discouragement can make you say things you don't mean and do things that are
out of character. Jude writes. "Carefully build yourselves up in this most
holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of
God's love" (Jude 20 TM). Esau's weariness, Herod's excitement, and Peter's
discouragement are what Jesus had in mind when He said, 'If the master of
die house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched."
"A danger foreseen is half-avoided". (Cheyenne Proverb)