Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
To be stalked by a lion is a scary thing. For all their size and bulk, they are stealthy and blend into the environment well.
If a lion sets his sight on you, he is relentless to prey on you.
Peter describes the devil as a roaring lion – stealthy, quick, and relentless.
Let me give you a different scenario.
In Revelation 5:5, Jesus is described as the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
I propose that the devil wants to disguise himself as this Lion of Judah. The devil wants to appear to you as a savior and messiah.
This is how he devours you – with trickery and false intentions. He pretends to love and care, all the while looking to destroy you.
He will befriend you and purr at your feet right before he sinks his teeth into you.
Be sober – clear minded!
Be vigilant – ever watchful and alert.
Do not let the adversary sneak up on you!