Recently I was standing in line to go through airport security. It seemed to be taking an exceptionally long time to complete the process. Sure enough, airport security personnel informed us that they were under a heightened security alert. Some perceived threat–I still don’t know what–had prompted officials to order that every safety precaution be taken.
This is understandable. Ever since September 11, 2001, people everywhere are aware of the devastation that a terrorist attack could bring on unsuspecting victims. We know that we must take certain measures to try to ensure our safety.
We also know that Satan wants to do great harm to individuals, families and churches. He will stop at nothing to bring about pain and destruction. Therefore, we must constantly be on alert. We cannot afford to let down our guard. The consequences are too serious. Much too serious.
“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”—Ephesians 6:11.