I Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”

This week we remember the tragic loss of life that was brought upon us by the terrorist attacks 15 years ago.  That September day was one of the darkest days in our history, because a determined enemy exploited our weaknesses to bring their brand of evil to our shores.

A little removed from 9/11, President Bush made the following statement:  “As I tell them, as I’ve tried to explain to the American people, we’ve got to be right 100 percent of the time; the enemy only has to be right once.”

President Bush recognized that, as a nation, we needed to be sober and vigilant.  He was right, though that standard of defense required to protect us from terrorism is impossible to obtain.  No amount of vigilance can provide for a perfect defense … from a human perspective.

One of the many lessons we should have learned from that tragic day is that we are fully reliant on the Lord for our protection.  Only He can live up to the standard of protection required to completely guard us.  Only He can provide for the perfect defense.

Should we be sober?  Yes!  Should we be vigilant?  Yes!  But, we also must be humble and prayerful.  We can never make ourselves safe enough on our own.

PLEASE HUMBLY PRAY FOR AMERICA’S SECURITY.  We don’t ever want the enemy to be right again … even once.

SET YOUR ALARM:  If you’re alarmed (that our nation is less reliant on God than we were before 9/11), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!

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