Be sober; be vigilant;…

1 Peter 5:8-9

Be *sober, be **vigilant; because your ***adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

❤️❤️❤️ Keep the Lord and His promises and protection close to your heart- HE IS NOT A LIAR!

*SO’BER, a. L. sobrius.

1. Temperate in the use of spiritous liquors; habitually temperate; as a sober man. Live a sober, righteous and godly life.

2. Not intoxicated or overpowered by spiritous liquors; not drunken. The sot may at times be sober.

3. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary or heated with passion; having the regular exercise of cool dispassionate reason. There was not a sober person to be had; all was tempestuous and blustering. Not sober man would put himself in danger, for the applause of escaping without breaking his neck.

4. Regular; calm; not under the influence of passion; as sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.

5. Serious; solemn; grave; as the sober livery of autumn. What parts gay France from sober Spain? See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby.

**VIG’ILANT, a. L. vigilans. 

Watchful; circumspect; attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety.

***AD’VERSARY, n. See Adverse.

1. An enemy or foe; one who has enmity at heart.

The Lord shall take vengeance on his adversaries. Nah. 1.

In scripture, Satan is called THE adversary, by way of eminence. 1Peter 5.

2. An opponent or antagonist, as in a suit at law, or in single combat; an opposing litigant.


Opposed; opposite to; adverse. In law, having an opposing party, as an adversary suit; in distinction from an application, in law or equity, to which no opposition is made.

5 thoughts on “Be sober; be vigilant;…

  1. Thanks for this because we are constantly tempted to allow ourselves to be carried away by our emotions and wants and desires rather than soberly following God’s Word and finding our fulfillment in Christ.

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