Sober and Watchful

Dear CBC Family,

When you think about it, our emotions are often the least rational part of our soul. In fact, some days they can become downright irrational. I’m generally a very rational thinker but without emotions, it is easy to appear cold and uncaring because our emotional dimension is what makes us human.

Emotions can be a really good thing but, that said, we need to keep them in check because if we allow them to run loose, we end up at the other end of the spectrum – a completely irrational individual whom no one wants to be around. No one, that is, except the devil.

1 Peter 5:7-8 “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

If you’ve ever watched those animal documentaries, you’ll know that lions will attack a herd at its weakest point – the youngest, the slowest, the sickest animal. That’s what lions do. And that’s what the devil does. He will wait until you’re in a sea of despair or on a cloud of euphoria. Because when you’re controlled by your emotions, nothing else matters – and that’s when you are at your weakest.

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

Yes, your emotions are a good thing. But don’t allow them to run out of control. The devil is watching and waiting to pounce. So, God’s word simply says control yourself and be careful.

This weekend we are in Romans 12:12 and be looking at the joy that flows from hope. This can be a life-changing sermon for those who struggle holding onto hope.

Blessings,

Pastor Scott